For Immediate Release
Educational program for senior-level leaders in local business and communities focuses on making Maryland the best place to work and live
BALTIMORE (Feb. 18, 2019) – Rodney Oddoye, chief customer officer and vice president of customer operations at BGE, has been accepted into the 2019 class of Leadership Maryland, an independent statewide educational program that brings together a diverse group of senior-level leaders to learn from experts and share ideas about how to address the most vital challenges facing Maryland today.
Oddoye and the other 51 leaders in this year's class represent a broad range of organizations across all sectors, industries and geographic regions of the state. Spread over eight months, members of the class will convene in different locations to discuss issues related to economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment and multi-culturalism/diversity.
"Rodney's exemplary commitment to improving the customer experience for everyone in our service area inspires his team to pursue innovations that go beyond excellence with distinction," said Calvin G. Butler, chief executive officer of BGE. "He is an ideal choice for this program dedicated to building a better Maryland."
Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities. They must 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. The selection process is rigorous and highly competitive.
"This year's cohort is a powerful cross-section of leaders from our state. I'm excited to see them come together as a group and do great things in their workplaces, communities and beyond in the years to come," said Renée M. Winsky, president and chief executive officer of Leadership Maryland, in the program's announcement this week.
Oddoye has served as BGE's chief customer officer and vice president of customer operations since January 2018. He is responsible for ensuring that the company provides best-in-class customer service. As BGE's principal customer advocate, he leads all customer operations and is charged with finding innovative ways to meet or exceed customers' needs and expectations. He joined BGE in 2003 and held leadership positions in electric distribution and finance prior to his current role.
Other recent BGE participants in Leadership Maryland include Vice President of Transmission and Substations Carol Dodson (2018), Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer David Vahos (2016) and Vice President of Government Affairs Valencia McClure (2015).
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 Study SM 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 Study SM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. 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.
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.