For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Sept. 26, 2019) – As part of its effort to strengthen its leadership team and continue delivering distinctive customer service with safe and reliable energy, BGE announces the following leadership changes that are effective January 1, 2020.
Rodney Oddoye has been promoted to senior vice president of Governmental and External Affairs, leading the company's legislative initiatives throughout Maryland.
Oddoye joined the company in 2003 and has held leadership positions in the customer operations, electric distribution, and finance organizations. Oddoye is currently chief customer officer; he previously served as director of regional electric operations and also led BGE's financial operations organization responsible for the company's long-range planning efforts and execution of yearly financial plans. Oddoye earned an electrical engineering and physics degree from the University of Maryland and Washington College and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola University Maryland. He is active in the community, serving on several boards, including the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Baltimore Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland, and the Center for Urban Families.
Joining BGE as senior vice president of Customer Operations and chief customer officer will be Tamla Olivier, who is currently president and CEO of BGE HOME and senior vice president of Constellation. Olivier joined Constellation in 2010 as executive director of Human Resources and was promoted to vice president in 2013, overseeing all human resources efforts for Constellation's commercial retail and wholesale businesses, as well as enterprise risk management for Exelon. In 2016, Olivier was promoted into her current role at BGE HOME, where she has been responsible for guiding and growing one of the largest home energy service operations in the nation. Olivier serves as co-chair of the women's council for My Sister's Place Women's Center. She also serves on the boards of directors of the Partners in Excellence Scholarship program, the Ronald McDonald House of Maryland and Catholic Charities.
Alexander Núñez, currently senior vice president of Regulatory and External Affairs, is rotating into a new position, senior vice president of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs where he will oversee BGE's expansion of customer offerings including new products and services. Núñez joined the company in 2001 and previously served as the company's vice president of governmental and external affairs, director of state affairs, senior public affairs representative and Annapolis counsel. Núñez is vice-president of the Walters Art Museum Board of Trustees and chairs its engagement committee. He also serves on the board of directors of the Baltimore chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education. Additionally, Núñez serves as an appointee on the Governor's Workforce Development board and the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs.
"Rodney, Tamla and Alex are proven leaders with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I am excited to work with them in their new roles on behalf of our customers," said Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of BGE. "Rodney's current role as our chief customer officer has prepared him well to oversee BGE's legislative efforts with a keen focus on our external stakeholders. I am pleased to welcome Tamla to my executive leadership team where she is sure to bring fresh perspectives and new insights. Alex's new role gives him the opportunity to build on his previous positions and focus even more on BGE's efforts to provide innovative solutions to our customers' needs." Oddoye, Olivier and Núñez will report to Butler.
Enabling leaders and other employees to rotate assignments is an integral part of BGE's talent development strategy, providing opportunities to broaden perspectives and transfer best practices.
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 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Region of the 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric and gas utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.