For Immediate Release
Rhea Lewis Marshall
BALTIMORE (Nov. 7, 2014) — BGE Chief Executive Officer Calvin G. Butler Jr., was recognized for his support of regional minority and women-owned businesses by The Presidents’ RoundTable (PRT), an organization of African-American entrepreneurs in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. region. The PRT, in conjunction with their charitable arm, the PRT Reach Foundation, presented Butler with the "Corporate Executive Trailblazer of the Year Award" at the organization’s annual scholarship event.
Butler was cited for his role in the development of the "Focus 25" program at BGE, an initiative to build the pool of diverse business partners for BGE by providing minority, women and veteran-owned businesses an in-depth overview of the company’s business processes along with access to company executives for insight on how to be a successful partner.
"Calvin Butler exemplifies the vision and mission of The Presidents’ RoundTable, to create opportunities and partnerships for success, growth and sustainability for diverse suppliers," said Sheila Brooks, founder, president and chief executive officer of SRB Communications, LLC, who also serves as the president of PRT. "We are proud to honor Calvin for his accomplishments and achievements, in particular, his relentless commitment to support minority businesses that contribute to the economic vitality of the state of Maryland and our communities."
Butler accepted the Trailblazer award on behalf of BGE. "We have been working hard to ensure we build fruitful partnerships across all segments of BGE’s customer base," said Butler. "This recognition from The Presidents’ RoundTable, an organization committed to business growth and community development, is very meaningful to me and to BGE. It inspires us to continue strengthening our partnerships in ways that can benefit our entire region."
BGE was also recently named the "Corporation of the Year" by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council for the increase in the number of diverse suppliers in its procurement program as well as the overall dollars spent with these suppliers.
For more information on BGE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit bge.com.
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