For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Dec. 12, 2019) – In an ongoing effort to strengthen its leadership team and build on its history of delivering distinctive customer service, BGE announces that Sandy I-ru Grace has been named vice president of Governmental and External Affairs. Sandy will be responsible for shaping, leading and directing the company's positions on legislation affecting BGE's central Maryland customers. Sandy succeeds Valencia McClure, who retires this month.
"Sandy brings to BGE a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable as we work with legislators in the Maryland General Assembly to provide innovative solutions to our customers' energy needs," said Rodney Oddoye, incoming senior vice president of Governmental and External Affairs. "I look forward to working with Sandy on behalf of BGE's customers." Grace will report to Oddoye whose appointment was announced in September. Both assume their new roles on January 1, 2020.
Currently, Sandy serves as vice president of Policy Development at Exelon Utilities, where she is responsible for developing and aligning policy positions across Exelon's fleet of utilities, including BGE. She has also previously served as director and assistant general counsel at Exelon. Sandy joined Exelon in 2010.
Sandy is a member of the Maryland Bar, District of Columbia Bar, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit, Energy Bar Association. She previously served as Chair of the D.C. Mayor's Commission on Violence Against Women and on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.