05/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/03/2021 11:26
BALTIMORE (May 3, 2021) - BGE President and Chief Operating Officer Stephen J. Woerner has been named chair of the board of directors of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB). Woerner will serve a two-year term beginning May 1, 2021.
'I am honored to be selected as EAGB's chair and eager to build on the organization's accomplishments under the leadership of outgoing chair Rick Kohr,' said Woerner. 'The greater-Baltimore region has been challenged over the past year due to the pandemic, as has the rest of the world. However, EAGB has continued to draw attention to the Region's deep bench of industry and economic assets and convene leaders to coordinate our efforts for the benefit of the Region. I look forward to working with our board and staff to continue to build an inclusive, diverse, and economically healthy region.'
The EAGB is the only organization whose board brings together industry, government, education, and philanthropic leaders to market and promote the greater-Baltimore region for economic development, investment, and attraction and retention of talent. BGE CEO Carim Khouzami joined the EAGB board of directors in November 2020, and Woerner was a member of the board prior to his being named chair.
Woerner has been president of BGE since 2014 and he has served as the company's COO since 2012. He began his career in the defense and aerospace industry before he joined BGE in 1990 as an associate engineer in Distribution and Transmission Engineering and subsequently held positions in Transmission and Distribution Engineering, Customer Service, Operations, Emergency Management, and Construction Management.
Woerner has also held several executive management positions in the company, including vice president of electric transmission and distribution, senior vice president of gas and electric operations and planning, and senior vice president and chief operating officer. In 2009, he was selected to lead the major business transformation program at Constellation Energy, serving as vice president of transformation. Woerner later led several corporate support functions and served as chief information officer. In addition, he was responsible for leading the overall integration efforts for the 2012 merger between Constellation Energy and Exelon Corporation.
Woerner is a longtime executive sponsor of BGE's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and the Exelon Pride - Baltimore chapter employee resource group. He actively serves on multiple nonprofit boards including the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering, Drexel University's Engineering Advisory Council, the Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council, and the University of Maryland's R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma. He has also served as chair of the board for Humanim, United Way of Central Maryland, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and the Maryland Chamber Foundation.
Woerner is a Maryland native, and he and his wife have raised three children in the greater-Baltimore region.
BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company was founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and remains headquartered in Baltimore City to this day. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com and connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.