For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2017) – PECO’s George Sey Jr. and Christina Barker were recently recognized at the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference in Washington D.C. Sey received special recognition and was awarded the prestigious Anthony R. James Legacy Award, and Barker was honored as a Modern Day Technology Leader.
“George and Christina have my deepest congratulations,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “These awards represent the ongoing dedication of our employees, who are working every day to develop innovative ideas and solutions to transform the future of energy for our customers.”
Ron Bradley, PECO vice president of Gas Operations, presented Sey with the Anthony R. James Legacy Award, which recognizes previous Black Engineers of the Year who have achieved excellence, prestige, visibility, and distinction. Sey, a senior engineer in PECO’s Electric Capacity Planning department, received the award for his technical expertise, strong work ethic, positive interpersonal skills and willingness to engage in roles beyond his core responsibilities. In addition, he is a technical expert for advanced grid technology applications and oversees the process to analyze thousands of renewable energy applications. Sey’s demonstrated leadership distinguishes him as a leader and valuable mentor for all young, minorities and aspiring engineers at PECO.
Barker is a senior engineer in PECO’s Gas department, and was recognized with the Modern Day Technology Leader Award for her work as the Professional Development Chair for the Philadelphia National Society of Black Engineers Professionals Chapter. Barker also serves as the co-lead for the PECO Explorer’s Post Program, helping local high school students obtain real world and career skills through mentorship and positive role modeling.
Four other employees from across the Exelon family of companies were also honored for their achievements at the BEYA Conference—three from Pepco, in Washington D.C., and one from Delmarva Power, in Delaware.
The BEYA STEM Conference brings 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. The Modern Day Technology Leadership Awards are presented to those who are shaping the future of STEM related industries.
PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern, Pennsylvania. The company’s 2,500 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only Fortune 100 utility and leading competitive energy provider. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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