Tell us about your job at Exelon.
I oversee the training for over 600 engineering employees, the OSHA compliance training for all of ComEd, all web based training creation and several other duties. I am currently the Training project manager for the new 48,000 sq. ft. Chicago Training Center building.
What made you want to work for Exelon?
What made me want to work for Exelon were the opportunities that existed for me as an electrical engineer on all levels of the power system. I can work on the generating, transmission and distribution systems and still stay within the company.
What do you like most about working for Exelon?
What I enjoy most about my company is our commitment to our customers. When I see ComEd employees working to restore power in communities that were severely hit by storms it makes me proud to know that I play a part in ensuring they will be ok. I tell my friends and family that I have “ComEd blood” running through my veins. The willingness to help people (employees and customers) not just from a utility standpoint but from volunteering, to seeking ways to improve communications and relations, is a real testament to what we do every day.
Are you part of any Exelon Employee Resource Groups?
Currently, I am a part of the ComEd GrADS group as well as EAARA. I actually started the GrADS group 7 years ago due to a need for a forum for young engineers at the company. I currently support EAARA by being a part of their core team. I help plan events for its members and I co-chair the annual scholarship event at their annual golf outing. Every few years I try to volunteer with a different ERG. In the past I have supported NEW, AACES, and SHPE.
What activities do you participate in outside of work?
Outside of work I am heavily involved in activities with my church and sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I am also a member of SWE and I support IEEE. I have spoken on panels and have given presentations at many SWE and IEEE conferences. I also volunteer to support STEM organizations and have been a mentor with the Exelon Stay in School program for the past 7 years.