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BGE’S Woerner Named Economic Alliance Board Chair

BGE’S WOERNER NAMED ECONOMIC ALLIANCE OF GREATER BALTIMORE BOARD CHAIRBGE’S WOERNER NAMED ECONOMIC ALLIANCE OF GREATER BALTIMORE BOARD CHAIR

 (Baltimore, Md.) – The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) has named Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), chair of the board of directors of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB), effective May 1, 2021.

Woerner will serve a two-year term and succeeds Rick Kohr, founding member and chief executive officer of Evergreen Advisors LLC, who has served as chair of the EAGB board since 2018.

“I am honored to be selected as EAGB’s chair and eager to build on the organization’s accomplishments under the leadership of outgoing chair Rick Kohr,” says Woerner. “The Greater Baltimore region has been challenged over the past year due to the pandemic, as has the rest of the world. However, EAGB has continued to draw attention to the Region’s deep bench of industry and economic assets and convene leaders to coordinate our efforts for the benefit of the Region. I look forward to working with our board and staff to continue to build an inclusive, diverse and economically healthy region.” The EAGB is the only organization whose board brings together industry, government, education, and philanthropic leaders to market and promote the Region for economic development, investment and attraction and retention of talent. 

In addition to the appointment of Woerner as board chair, EAGB announced the addition of five new organizations and their leaders to the board in the past year: 

  • Catalyte  -- Jacob Hsu
  • CBRE  -- William Pellington
  • LifeBridge Health -- Neil Meltzer
  • NetCraftsmen -- Paul Mauritz
  • Towson University -- Kim Schatzel, Ph.D.

“I have been honored to serve as EAGB’s chair for the past three years and am tremendously pleased with the organization’s progress in advancing economic growth and vitality in Greater Baltimore,” said Kohr. “I am eager to continue to work with the Alliance and confident that under Steve’s leadership the upward trajectory of this growth will continue.”

Woerner became president of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) in 2014. He has also been serving as the company’s chief operating officer since 2012. Woerner began his career in the defense and aerospace industry before he joined BGE in 1990 as an associate engineer in Distribution and Transmission Engineering and subsequently held positions in Transmission and Distribution Engineering, Customer Service, Operations, Emergency Management, and Construction Management. 

Woerner has also held several executive management positions in the company, including vice president, Electric Transmission and Distribution, senior vice president, Gas and Electric Operations and Planning, and senior vice president and chief operating officer. In 2009, he was selected to lead the major business transformation program at Constellation Energy, serving as vice president of transformation. Woerner later led several corporate support functions and served as chief information officer. In addition, he was responsible for leading the overall integration efforts for the merger between Constellation Energy and Exelon Corporation.

Woerner is a longtime executive sponsor of BGE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and the Exelon Pride – Baltimore chapter employee resource group. He actively serves on multiple non-profit boards including the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering, Drexel University's Engineering Advisory Council, the Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council and the University of Maryland's R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma. He has also served as Chair of the Board for Humanim, United Way of Central Maryland, Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Chamber Foundation. 

Woerner is a Maryland native, and he and his wife have raised three children in the Greater Baltimore region.

About the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore: The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) brings together business, government, education and non-profit leaders to market the Region’s economic development assets and opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.greaterbaltimore.org.

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