Building on the relationships that the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council (IUBDC) has cultivated over the course of its three-year history, the Council collaborated with Illinois legislators, representatives from Governor JB Pritzker’s Administration and the Illinois Commerce Commission to once again host the IUBDC Legislative Reception on Tuesday, March 5 in Springfield. Advancing supplier diversity was a key discussion point for the Council during its legislative reception. With support from the legislature, IUBDC has opened doors for Illinois-based diverse suppliers to sell $1.05 billion in goods and services to the state’s leading utilities, contributing an incremental $2.05 billion to the Illinois GDP.
Representing IUBDC-member companies were utility presidents: Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water, who is serving as the Council’s chairman of the Board; Charles Matthews, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas; Joseph Dominguez, ComEd; Melvin D. Williams, Nicor Gas; and Richard Mark, Ameren Illinois.
To see photos from this event, please visit the Council’s Photo Gallery.
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