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Supplier Diversity Awards
The EEI Supplier Diversity Awards recognizes member companies, diverse businesses, and prime suppliers for their outstanding achievements in the advancement of opportunities for diverse and small businesses.
Click on each award to access the application, submissions are due by April 30, 2015

Award Recipients


LG&E and KU Energy, LLC (Excellence in Supplier Diversity

Duke Energy (Innovation Award - 1st place)

NiSource (Innovation Award - 2nd place

Livia Whisenhunt, PS Energy Group  (Diverse Suppliers of the Year)

    Donna Cole, Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc (Diverse Supplier of the Year)  


Supplier Diversity Hall of Fame (retirees)

Joseph "Joe " Alderete, Southern California Edison 

Walter Loyd, Jr, Entergy

Ronnie Mencarini, Pepco

Tabitha Stanislaw, FirstEnergy

Robert Esquival, Arizona Public Service

Rose Davis, NV Energy


Kansas City Power & Light Company (Excellence in Supplier Diversity)

CenterPoint Energy (Innovation)

Southern Company (Innovation)

DTE Energy (Vendor Opportunity)

Jewel Smith, CenterPoint Energy (The Pacesetter)

Burns and McDonnell (Prime Supplier of the Year
Southern Company (Excellence in Supplier Diversity)
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (Innovation)
Progress Energy (Innovation)
Ameren Services (Vendor Opportunity)
Joseph (Joe) Alderete, Southern California Edison (The Pacesetter)
URS Corporation (Prime Supplier of the Year