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For Immediate Release


Rachael Lighty

BGE Vice President and Chief Safety Officer Christie McMullen Graduates from Leadership Maryland

McMullen, a Crofton resident, was recognized at the 22nd annual graduation ceremony in December

BALTIMORE (Jan. 9, 2015) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) and Leadership Maryland today announced that Christie McMullen, vice president of support services and chief safety officer for BGE, recently completed Leadership Maryland’s professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting Maryland’s brightest leaders. Leadership Maryland honored McMullen, a resident of Crofton, and the entire Class of 2014 at its 22nd annual graduation ceremony held in December at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in downtown Baltimore.

McMullen was one of 51 applicants chosen by a selection committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. The Class of 2014 reflects a cross-section of the state, including diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender.

"We are extremely proud of Christie for her commitment to make a positive impact on communities across Maryland," said Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer for BGE, and 2011 Leadership Maryland graduate. "Through the Leadership Maryland program, she has continued to build on her strong set of leadership and problem solving skills. As BGE’s first female chief safety officer, she has demonstrated vision, passion and dedication to responsible and effective leadership. Her commitment to BGE and to her community is admirable and we commend her on the completion of the Leadership Maryland program."

As BGE’s vice president of support services, McMullen leads many critical areas of the company, including training, security, environmental management, performance assessment, fleet services, and real estate and facilities. She is also BGE’s chief safety officer, with oversight of the company’s safety and wellness initiatives. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and serves on the board of the Downtown Management Association and the Center Plaza Foundation.

McMullen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in business administration from Loyola University Maryland. She lives in Crofton with her husband and three sons.

McMullen joins several BGE executives who have completed the Leadership Maryland program since inception in 1993.

"To be informed about statewide and regional issues, and having the opportunity to engage and interact with leaders who put themselves on the front line every day, has prepared these individuals to be the catalyst for positive change in Maryland," said Leadership Maryland Board Chairman William B. Grant, Esq., C.F.P. '02, president and CEO, First United Bank & Trust.

"These are the leaders to watch now and in the future," said Renée M. Winsky, president and Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Maryland. "Their experience confirms that the quality of leadership affects the success of the solutions. Problems are solved when committed, dynamic and informed leaders, with vision and passion, are willing to take the risk to lead."

Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities. Ideal Leadership Maryland members have a desire to learn more about Maryland’s most critical issues and a personal commitment to be a force for positive change in their organizations, their communities, and their state. For more information about Leadership Maryland, please visit, call 410-841-2101 or email


About Leadership Maryland

Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting our state’s brightest leaders. Each year, as many as 52 diverse and accomplished executives from Maryland’s public and private sectors are selected to come together as a class for an eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. The first Leadership Maryland class graduated in 1993, and the organization’s alumni network now consists of more than 1,000 leaders from all industries and regions of the state. To learn more, please call Leadership Maryland at 410-841-2101 or visit

About BGE:

BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 655,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.









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