, senior claims manager at PECO, received Exelon’s top prize, the Excellence award, for his service with Friends of Independence National Historical Park, which preserves buildings and artifacts associated with the American Revolution. Ahern sets an example for other volunteers, and applies the company’s core values, such as diversity and inclusion, to his presentations for the Education and Interpretation program at the park. He enjoys all aspects of his volunteer work, but finds interacting with children of all ages, and helping them understand and get involved in an open civic dialogue, to be the most rewarding.
Susan Geist Hoffman, general service representative ComEd received an Achievement Award for her service with Brookside Christian Academy, which she founded and where she serves as executive director. The mission of the organization is to provide child care, early elementary education and family services to the local community to improve family life.
Willie “Mickey” Reynolds, material handler at ComEd, received an Achievement Award for his work as the chairman of the board for the Campaign for a Drug Free Westside, Inc. The organization works to help individuals and families in economically disadvantaged communities achieve independence and recover from addiction.
Kevin Perryman, an in-processing access specialist at Exelon Generation’s Clinton Power Station, earned a Merit Award for his volunteer service at Oren L. Davis, VFW. Perryman helped move the oldest active VFW Post in Illinois from a dilapidated building to a more modern facility and also worked to raise funds to offset the purchase of the building.
Carlos Guevara, account representative at ComEd, received a Merit Award for his service with the Northwest Side Housing Center, where he has volunteered for more than 15 years, working to preserve and improve housing, prevent homelessness, create a safer neighborhood and improve education.
Kim Wynn, a recent retiree from his position as senior operations training instructor at Exelon Generation’s Dresden Generating Station received a Merit Award for his work with Hope Helps, serving as the scholarship director with the organization, which is dedicated to promoting local scholarships, and research and advocacy for individuals diagnosed with autism and their families.
Robert Belyea, supervisor of project development at Constellation, received a Merit Award for his nine years of service, coaching and mentorship with Saugus-Lynnfield Youth Hockey, a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts, operating youth hockey programs.
Shelli Hagerty, billing analyst at Constellation, received an Achievement Award for her work with Langlade County 4-H, where volunteers work with a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship and life skills and inspire positive youth development.
Beverly Lagarde, Daniel Hurson, Kenneth Smith and Kimberly Curry, all members of the legal team at BGE, earned an Achievement Award for their work with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), where they serve as a pro bono legal team to assist a 17-year-old immigrant from Honduras, who escaped the threat of violence to rejoin her mother, who had immigrated to the U.S. years earlier. While working to support her in legal proceedings, this team established a close relationship with her and helped locate necessary resources for her as her familial and legal situation progressed.
Jeffrey Myers, director of communications for Constellation, was recognized with an Achievement Award for his work with Wide Angle Youth Media, where more than 4,000 Baltimore City students can learn about digital media, gain leadership skills and receive workforce training through after school workshops and community events.
Ijeoma Ozoude Ozobu, senior engineer at BGE, received an Achievement Award for her seven years of service with Ofuobi Women of Enugu State WDC Inc., which provides financial support, health education and resources for education in America and in Enugu State, Nigeria. Ozobu traveled to Nigeria to identify the facility for the Ofuobi Vocation Training Center, the organization’s project to equip youth in Enugu State with skills to help them stay self-sufficient.
Ken Allor, senior operations training instructor at Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, received a Merit Award for his volunteer work with Greenwell Foundation, where volunteers are dedicated to providing inclusive programs, such as summer camps for people with and without disabilities.
Robert Francis, engineer at BGE, received a Merit Award for his service with Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S, an organization where volunteers provide skilled canine teams to missing person emergencies and train new applicants and their canines.
Melanie Komornik, material analyst at BGE, received a Merit Award for her service at Community Assistance Network (CAN) Eastside Emergency Shelter, where she assists at-risk Baltimore residents with financial counseling and supports the food pantry and homeless shelters operated by the nonprofit.
Nicole L. Schiavone, principal sales strategy at Constellation, received a Merit Award for her service with CASA of Baltimore, where volunteers serve as an adult presence for foster children at the Baltimore City Juvenile Court, monitor children’s well-being and provide objective written recommendations to the court.