For Immediate Release
Rhea Lewis Marshall
BALTIMORE (Nov. 8, 2016) — BGE Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs Valencia McClure was recognized for her community leadership and commitment 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 McClure with the "Corporate Executive Trailblazer Award" at the organization's annual scholarship event on Nov. 5.
"Valencia is an advocate for growth and development in our region," said Sheila Brooks, founder, president and chief executive officer of SRB Communications, LLC, who also serves as the president of PRT. "We are delighted to honor Valencia for her tireless contributions to a great many organizations, including the PRT Reach Foundation."
"Like the Presidents' RoundTable and PRT Reach Foundation, BGE values Valencia's commitment to building bridges across the municipalities and communities we serve," said BGE Senior Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs, Alex Núñez. "Her leadership was evident throughout BGE's 200th anniversary celebration, including legacy gifts that we are pleased to give to our customers. We are proud of Valencia for her accomplishment and congratulate her on this well-deserved honor."
McClure is the second BGE executive to receive the "Corporate Executive Trailblazer" award from the PRT and PRT Reach Foundation; CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. was honored in 2014.
BGE named McClure vice president of Governmental and External Affairs in April 2016. She oversees the company's interactions with state and local governments, large customers and nonprofit organizations. Her responsibilities also include economic development and marketing. McClure, recently named one of the Baltimore Sun's "Top 25 Women to Watch," is an active civic and community leader. She currently serves as president of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Baltimore Chapter. She is also on the board of visitors for the University of Maryland School of Medicine and on the board of directors for Bowie State University, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communications.
To learn more about BGE's community partnerships, including the 200th anniversary legacy gifts, visit bge.com