For Immediate Release
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BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 10, 2020) – BGE has named Tanya Jones Terrell director of corporate community impact, a newly created position that will oversee BGE's existing workforce development and corporate relations efforts throughout central Maryland with a focus on enhancing the company's impact on underserved communities. She will be integral in further development and execution of BGE's key external partnerships, such as those with middle and high schools, historically Black colleges and universities, and other anchor institutions in Baltimore and central Maryland. Terrell will also be instrumental in supporting BGE's
racial equity initiatives and will use data analytics and key performance indicators to ensure BGE's outreach strategy aligns with the needs and concerns of the communities we serve.
"Prior to COVID-19 we were developing a bolder, more intentional strategy to strengthen BGE's longstanding support for the community," said Carim Khouzami, CEO of BGE. "The focus of our strategy has evolved to include emerging needs brought on by the pandemic, and Tanya is the ideal leader to champion this effort and explore new opportunities for BGE to continue extending its responsibility well beyond the safe and reliable delivery of energy for customers."
In her role at BGE, Terrell will grow the company's community partnerships in STEM education, talent pipeline diversity across multiple workforce development focus areas, career preparation, and thought leadership. In addition, she will create and execute the strategy for BGE's expanded workforce development programs and support of nonprofit organizations.
"I'm excited to join a passionate team at BGE whose commitment to partnering with marginalized communities will result in meaningful change. Our ability to be a catalyst for access and opportunity is fundamental to the company's shared value of inclusion," said Terrell. "BGE has for many years recognized that bringing its substantial experience and resources to bear in strategic, innovative, and collaborative ways is critical to reversing inequities that have been exacerbated by systemic challenges and tumult in an increasingly uncertain world. I am eager to be an instrumental part of shaping our vision and setting our course for many more years to come."
Terrell has a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector and was most recently chief operating officer of The Leadership. Additionally, she served as executive director of South Baltimore Learning Center and in leadership roles with Associated Black Charities, Empower Baltimore Management Corp., and other nonprofit organizations focused on workforce development. She serves on the boards of directors for Baltimore's Promise, Open Works, and Creative Alliance. She is also a member of the advisory boards of the UMBC School of Public Policy and My Brother's Keeper – Baltimore.
Terrell has a Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Framingham State University. She lives in Baltimore County with her husband and son.
Terrell will report to Rodney Oddoye, senior vice president of governmental and external affairs at BGE, and coordinate with teams from across BGE and with external partners to maximize the positive impacts that the company has on the central Maryland community it serves. Her first day with BGE is Dec. 21.
BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Engage with the latest BGE stories on
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