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Stephen J. Woerner | BGE

woerner-stephen-bgeThe Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) named Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), chair of its board of directors.

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

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.

Woerner became president of 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.

He 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 nonprofit 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.

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