For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2014) – Steven Singh, director of Regional Electric Operations, PECO, has been honored with the Junipero Serra Award at the 2014 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference on November 7, 2014, in Detroit, MI.
The annual SHPE Technical Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards recognize individuals and corporations for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts to support the growth and advancement of Hispanics through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The Junipero Serra award is presented to an individual who has provided unique and outstanding contributions in the fields of engineering and science, including management, administration and education.
Singh is a 14-year veteran of the electric and natural gas industry and has held numerous positions while at PECO. In his current role, he oversees regional electric distribution operations for 500,000 customers in Bucks and Montgomery counties. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Singh is also active in his community and serves on the Board of Directors for Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides essentials to homeless and low-income children in the Philadelphia area.
"It's an incredible honor to receive the Junipero Serra Award and be recognized by SHPE," said Singh. "I applaud all of the award winners for their leadership and advancement of STEM careers to develop opportunities for the next generation of industry leaders."
The annual SHPE Conference is the largest annual Hispanic STEM conference, bringing together more than 6,000 professionals, educators, students and corporations from throughout the U.S. for technical and professional development opportunities.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 500,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 85.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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