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Sept. 14, 2016
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Children’s Guild to honor BGE President and COO Stephen Woerner
BALTIMORE—Industry leader, civic leader and philanthropist Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer of BGE, has been selected as The Children’s Guild’s 2017 Sadie Award winner, which recognizes people who embody the organization’s spirit and vision of making the seemingly impossible possible.
Woerner will be honored at Cabaret for Kids on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, where an original musical production, “The Power Behind the Power Behind the Power,” about Woerner’s life will be performed on the stage of the Hippodrome Theater.
“Steve’s commitment to the Jesuit values of service and humility has played a major role in the culture he has created at BGE. He has a tremendous sense of responsibility and inspires in his employees a commitment to service and accountability. He gives his time, talent and support to so many worthy causes in Maryland. His values mirror those of The Children’s Guild and its staff to the children we serve. We both are dedicated to making the impossible possible, which makes Steve such a deserving recipient of our 2017 Sadie Award,” said Andrew Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild.
Woerner became president of BGE on March 1, 2014. He 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, customer service, strategy, regulatory affairs and information technology.
Woerner’s career began with internships in the defense and aerospace industry. He 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. In 2009, he was selected to lead the major business transformation program at Constellation Energy, serving as vice president of transformation. In addition, Woerner was responsible for leading the overall integration efforts for the merger between Constellation Energy and Exelon Corp.
A registered professional engineer in Maryland, Woerner is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Power Engineering Society. He actively serves on the Southeastern Electric Exchange board of directors.
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 the board of visitors of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, Stevenson University board of trustees, Drexel University’s Engineering Advisory Council, the Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council board of directors, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore board of directors.
Woerner earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.
Sheela Murthy, president and founder of Murthy Law Firm, is honorary chair of Cabaret for Kids. For sponsorship opportunities, tickets and ad book opportunities, visit www.childrensguild.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 444-3800, ext. 1133.
The TranZed Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of the TranZed Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy schools, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, The Upside Down Organization, the National At Risk Education Network, the TranZed Alliance Conference Center, The National Children’s Guild Fund and TranZed Ventures. (www.childrensguild.org)