For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2014) – Ron Bradley, vice president of PECO Gas Operations, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Conference held on February 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
This annual conference honors those who demonstrate outstanding performance and will shape the future of STEM industries. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to one individual annually who has attained considerable industry achievements and demonstrates leadership in STEM.
Bradley, a 28-year veteran of the natural gas, electric and generation industry, has held numerous positions at PECO and PJM Interconnection. In addition to his significant industry accomplishments, Bradley also has worked to advance STEM education, serving as a mentor for the Philadelphia Regional Introduction for Minorities to Engineering program for 10 years.
"It's an incredible honor to be recognized by my peers and to receive the BEYA Lifetime Achievement Award," Bradley said. "I applaud all BEYA award winners for their leadership in STEM fields and the work they have done to develop the next generation of industry leaders."
The BEYA STEM Conference continues to bring together students, college administrators, recruiters, engineering and IT professionals, scientists, and high-level decision-makers from the corporate, government and military communities in an effort to broaden diversity in this country's technical and scientific work forces.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012. 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.
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