For Immediate Release
Award recognizes people who embody the organization’s vision of making the seemingly impossible possible
BALTIMORE (March 10, 2017) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (BGE) President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Woerner will be awarded the Children’s Guild 2017 Sadie Award at the organization’s annual Cabaret for Kids fundraiser on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Hippodrome Theatre’s France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore. During the event, an original musical production of Woerner’s life will be performed on stage.
“The Children’s Guild and its parent organization, TranZed Alliance, do amazing work to improve the lives of children and families and it is truly an honor to receive this award," said Woerner. “This award is more about BGE and its employees than it is about me and I’m fortunate to work for a company with a strong commitment to the community.”
During 2016 alone, BGE employees logged more than 22,000 hours volunteering with nonprofits that serve our community—this while helping the company to achieve its best year in safety, reliability and customer satisfaction.
“Steve has a tremendous sense of responsibility and inspires in his employees a commitment to service and accountability,” said Andrew Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild. “He gives his time, talent and support to so many worthy causes in Maryland and he is a deserving recipient of our 2017 Sadie Award.”
Woerner joined BGE in 1990 as an associate engineer in distribution and transmission engineering and has held positions in almost every phase of BGE’s operation. He became president of BGE on March 1, 2014. Woerner has also been serving as the company’s chief operating officer since 2012 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, including safety, reliability, efficiency and customer service, and information technology.
A graduate of Leadership Baltimore County and Leadership Maryland, Woerner has been a leader in organizations throughout the state. He is the secretary and treasurer of the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce; immediate past chairman of the Humanim board of directors; vice chairman of the United Way of Central Maryland board of directors; and actively serves on several other boards.
BGE plays an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance the neighborhoods it serves. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture.
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 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.