For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Feb. 27, 2018) Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) engineer Taiwo Alo was named the Errol B. Davis Legacy Award winner at the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference held earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
"I am deeply honored to receive this award and am inspired to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected," said Alo. "What makes my experience at BGE so rewarding has been the number of great mentors who have helped me develop as a professional with an emphasis on effective leadership."
Alo joined BGE in 2009 as an electrical engineer in the Transmission Planning unit and now serves as a manager of BGE's Transmission Engineering Design and Standards unit. His team provides engineering and project management support for electric facility construction, oversees infrastructure maintenance programs and investigates unplanned outages.
The BEYA conference annually convenes engineering students, practitioners, recruiters and executives from public and private sectors to facilitate workforce diversity within the nation's largest science and tech-based agencies and companies. Alo joins a long list of Exelon employees who have been honored by BEYA in the past, including Darryl Stokes, vice president of transmission operations and planning, Exelon Utilities and former BGE vice president.
"The BEYA conference presents opportunities through career fairs and compelling seminars to further develop talent through thoughtful discussions that students and professionals may not be exposed to in the classroom or in the workplace," said Stokes, who also chairs the nonprofit Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AIME) organization. "It is to our benefit to bring together organizations to find out how we can promote this pipeline for the African American community."
Alo was one of three Exelon employees honored during the conference. PECO's Justin Hale (Manager, New Business) received a 2018 Modern Day Technology Leader award, and Exelon Generation's Serena Wilson-Archie (Manager, Maintenance) was honored as a 2018 Science Spectrum Trailblazer.
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 more than 650,000 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 Study SM 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.