Award recognizes people who embody the organization’s vision of making the seemingly impossible possible
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (BGE) President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Woerner will be awarded the Children’s Guild 2017 Sadie Award at the organization’s annual Cabaret for Kids fundraiser on March 11, 2017 at the Hippodrome Theatre’s France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore. During the event, an original musical production of Woerner’s life will be performed on stage.
“The Children’s Guild and its parent organization, TranZed Alliance, do amazing work to improve the lives of children and families and it is truly an honor to receive this award,” Woerner said. “This award is more about BGE and its employees than it is about me and I’m fortunate to work for a company with a strong commitment to the community.”
During 2016 alone, BGE employees logged more than 22,000 hours volunteering with nonprofits that serve our community—this while helping the company to achieve its best year in safety, reliability and customer satisfaction.
“Steve has a tremendous sense of responsibility and inspires in his employees a commitment to service and accountability,” said Andrew Ross, President and CEO of The Children’s Guild. “He gives his time, talent and support to so many worthy causes in Maryland and he is a deserving recipient of our 2017 Sadie Award.”
Woerner joined BGE in 1990 as an associate engineer in distribution and transmission engineering and has held positions in almost every phase of BGE’s operation. He became President of BGE on March 1, 2014. Woerner has also been serving as the company’s chief operating officer since 2012 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, including safety, reliability, efficiency and customer service, and information technology.
A graduate of Leadership Baltimore County and Leadership Maryland, Woerner has been a leader in organizations throughout the state. He is the secretary and treasurer of the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce; immediate past chairman of the Humanim board of directors; vice chairman of the United Way of Central Maryland board of directors; and actively serves on several other boards.
BGE plays an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance the neighborhoods it serves. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.