For Immediate Release
Jarrett Carter Sr.
BGE Announces Senior Leadership Appointments
BALTIMORE (Sept. 7, 2018) – BGE has made several executive leadership announcements, including the appointment of Carol Dodson to vice president of transmission and substation construction, operations and maintenance and the promotions of Aaron Koos to vice president of communications and Liz O'Connor to vice president of support services and chief safety officer, a position formerly held by Dodson.
Carol leads transmission and substation engineering, construction, operations and maintenance and BGE's North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance programs. As such, she oversees departments responsible for designing, building and operating transmission systems and substations. The transmission systems bring power from generation plants to substations, which ultimately connect to overhead and underground distribution systems which power BGE customers' homes and businesses. NERC is a nonprofit regulatory authority which works to ensure the reliability and security of the transmission power grid. CIP is a program which focuses on the physical and cyber security of the transmission grid. Carol joined the company in 1988.
Aaron is responsible for overseeing initiatives to improve stakeholder interactions, engage employees, increase organizational transparency, shape public dialogue and build organizational reputation. He is part of the Exelon Communications leadership team coordinating communications functions at Exelon's six energy delivery companies. Since 2016, Aaron has coordinated communications campaigns for Exelon-wide initiatives, including federal tax reform, mutual assistance to Florida and Georgia after Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and restoration efforts following the March 2018 nor'easters. Aaron joined the company in 2006.
Liz is responsible for leading programs to ensure employees are properly trained on tools, equipment and systems necessary to provide distinctive customer service. She also oversees security initiatives, environmental management and the procurement and maintenance of BGE vehicles. Additionally, Liz oversees the maintenance and management of BGE's real estate properties across central Maryland. She is also the company's chief safety officer, with oversight of the company's safety and wellness initiatives. Liz joined the company in 2004.
"BGE's executive leadership team sets the tone for the entire organization and I am excited to work with these leaders who consistently demonstrate their commitment to our customers, employees and other stakeholders," said Calvin G. Butler Jr., BGE's chief executive officer. "In addition to their professional expertise, their external interests and community involvement are critical in helping BGE power a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities."
Carol serves on the boards of Business Volunteers of Maryland, Downtown Partnership and the League for People with Disabilities. She is also an Advisory Board Member for the University of Maryland Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health.
Aaron serves as President of the Board of the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, leads a Cub Scout pack and is a committee member for a Boy Scout troop in Catonsville, Maryland. He is a member and former officer of the Baltimore Public Relations Council and the Public Relations Society of America, Maryland Chapter.
Liz volunteers her time coaching youth sports for Hero's club lacrosse and Sting basketball, working with the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation (a non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for childhood brain cancer) and continues to assist Ridge to Reefs with its ongoing restoration efforts in Puerto Rico.
Visit BGE's website for more information about our leadership team.
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 power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and nearly 675,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power's 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.