Southern California Edison celebrated its 14th annual Black History Month observance early this month where it recognized three African-American businesses and company partners for their achievements and contributions to economic growth, service to the community and participation in energy-efficiency programs.
Marcellus A. McRae, partner, Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, served as keynote speaker for the event held at SCE’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale.
The ceremony recognized the important contributions African-Americans continue to make to the communities served by Southern California Edison as well as to the state and nation.
This year, the company honored Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Compton (Pastor Bobby Newman and his wife and Senior Pastor, Claudia accepted the Energy Efficiency Participation Award); Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles (Dr. David M. Carlisle, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and President of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science accepted the Community Partnership Award; and Royal Crest Building Maintenance in Buena Park (Robert “Bob” Young, President, Royal Crest Building Maintenance accepted the Diverse Business Enterprise Award.
Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million through five million customer accounts in Central, Coastal and Southern California. Photos courtesy of SCE.