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Business Diversity Awards
The EEI Business Diversity Awards recognizes member companies, diverse businesses, and prime suppliers for their outstanding achievements in the advancement of opportunities for diverse and small businesses.


Award Recipients

  • ​DTE Energy (Excellence Award)
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (Innovation Award)
  • Engineered Solutions Inc (Diverse Business Award)
  • Phillips and Jordan, Incorporated (Prime Supplier Leadership Award)
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (Excellence Award)
  • DTE Energy (Innovation Award)
  • Think Power Solutions (Diverse Business Award)
  • CLEAResult (Prime Supplier Award)
  • Duke Energy (Excellence Award)
  • PS Energy Group Inc (Diverse Business Award)
  • SEEL LLC (Prime Supplier Leadership Award)
  • DTE Energy (Excellence Award)
  • Georgia Power (Innovation Award)
  • Pacific Gas and Electric (Diverse Supplier of the Year)
  • CenterPoint Energy (Excellence in Supplier Diversity)
  • APS (Innovation Award- 1st place)
  • We Energies (Innovation Award - 2nd place)


  • 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)