DIVERSE SUPPLIERS PLAYING LARGER ROLE IN ILLINOIS UTILITY INDUSTRY
Reports to ICC show strong growth in 2020 despite pandemic.
THE IUBDC WAS FORMED IN 2015
Our mission is to advance the utilization of diverse businesses in Illinois among our member utilities
The Council has placed an emphasis on helping the utilities with their respective procurement goals for minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and small business enterprises.
- Minority Businesses
- Women Businesses
- Veteran Businesses
What we Do
2021 ICC Supplier Diversity Policy Session
Illinois utility company leaders report on progress
At WomenRock 2021, the Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) presented the Innovation Leadership Award to the IUBDC in recognition of its support for businesses owned by women, people of color and veterans. John O. Hudson III, president and CEO of Nicor Gas, accepted the award on behalf of the IUBDC. He is pictured with (L) Jaemie Neely, Executive Director, FWC, and Kendra Dinkins, FWC Board President and President of Taylor Electric. The FWC’s annual WomenRock event recognizes organizations who are making a positive impact on women in construction, engineering and related sectors.
Who We Are
2021 Board of Directors
RICHARD J. MARK | AMEREN ILLINOIS CO.
CRAIG BLANCHETTE | AQUA AMERICA
JUSTIN LADNER | ILLINOIS AMERICAN WATER
JOHN O. HUDSON III | NICOR GAS
CHARLES MATTHEWS | PEOPLES GAS & NORTH SHORE GAS
OUR MEMBER UTILITIES INCLUDE: