Last Friday, ComEd hosted its seventh annual Multicultural Media Roundtable at Little Black Pearl in Kenwood. Kicking off the event was an introduction of the new CEO, Joe Dominguez, in which he shared his vision for ComEd and the Chicagoland community. His goals included enabling clean energy growth, keeping energy affordable, adapting to customer needs, supporting vulnerable customers, investing in the community and developing a diverse future workforce.
Michelle Blaise, SVP, Technical Services also took the floor to discuss ComEd’s STEM programs, such as Ideathon, HFS Scholars and Solar Spotlight, that help broaden education among underserved Chicago communities. She also discussed ComEd’s continued efforts to diversify the workforce of the future, highlighting ComEd's Construct program and how the company continues to invest in diverse suppliers.
Lastly, Jane Park, SVP, Customer Operations shared with the roundtable attendees how ComEd is helping its customers through energy efficiency programs, financial assistance programs and customer empowerment programs. The event concluded with excellent questions from the media and a great outlook on the year ahead.