BGE’s Calvin Butler to speak at National Organization on Disability 3rd Annual CEO Council Forum

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Exelon and the National Organization on Disability (NOD) will be holding their third annual CEO Council Forum on October 16, 2015 for current and prospective members of NOD’s CEO Council, a premier corporate community committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

This year’s Forum will focus on “Bridging the Gap: Recruiting and Developing Professional Talent with Disabilities.”

Featured speakers include Calvin Butler, CEO Baltimore Gas & Electric; Governor Thomas Ridge, NOD Chairman, first Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and former Governor of Pennsylvania and Patricia Shiu, Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Panelists, representing senior leaders from PNC Bank, PwC, Exelon, Northrop Grumman and Northeastern University, will be on hand to discuss “Understanding the Climate: Recruiting College Students with Disabilities” and “Corporate Culture and the Development of Employees with Disabilities.”

The forum’s objectives are:

  • Broaden individual awareness and understanding regarding external recruiting of students with disabilities and beyond, plus internal career advancement
  • Provide senior leaders with a broad perspective that will assist in the development of disability hiring and career ladder initiatives
  • Identify practical next steps for beginning to recruit, hire and advance candidates with disabilities

NOD counts leading corporations, from Hershey, Lowe’s and BP to Sony, Colgate Palmolive and Xerox among its CEO Council. These companies rely on NOD for information and expertise to shape model hiring, recruitment and retention programs, for employees with disabilities.

The forum is presented in association with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD); Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD); and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

If you go:

October 16, 2015, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Business Roundtable

300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington D.C.

For additional information, click here.

About NOD

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, nonprofit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to meet leading companies’ workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive in today’s global economy by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how it’s Bridges Advisory Services, CEO Council of Corporate Leaders and Disability Employment Tracker™ can help your business, visit

Source: National Organization on Disability

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