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									                                                                                                  Entrepreneurs

                                                              Entrepreneurs Committee

                                                              Board of Directors Meeting Report




      Daniel F. Packer, Jr.         Michael F. Harness
                                 Chairman, President & CEO
                                                                             Dot Harris                            Randal D. Pinkett
                                                                                                                   President & CEO
                                                                               Chair
       President & CEO
Natural Energy Corporation LLC   OSKYA Corporation                                                                 BCT Partners



                                                                          June 13, 2009




                                                                                                                   Vicky Bailey
     Milton Scott                      Stephen L. Hightower                Lonnie G. Johnson                        President
   Chairman and CEO                       President & CEO                 President and Founder
                                                                                                      Anderson Stratton International, LLC
  The Tagos Group                 Hightowers Petroleum Inc           Excellatron Solid State, LLC
Recap of EC Purpose

 > To increase the awareness of our AAEs value-added
   products and services available to corporations and
   government agencies to help meet the growing demands
   of our Energy industry

 > To create a mutually beneficial business, service and
   community-based environment for African Americans
   and the energy companies that service this demographic
 Key Strategic Plan Premises
1. Strengthen Economic Outlook of Energy Companies while Building
   Greater Black Community Relations Through Business and
   Employment Opportunities
    > Black businesses traditionally hire from Black communities

2. Meet Energy Efficiency Objectives by Engaging the Black Community
    > Black businesses are able to relate to and understand the best
      strategies to assist energy companies in educating our communities

3. Utilize State/Federal Legislative and Regulatory initiatives to assist
   major corporations with their product and service needs.
    > Help our community/businesses find opportunities via the Stimulus
      Plan

4. Leverage AAEs to address multi-cultural needs in meeting local content
   requirement driven by increased international sourcing
    > Black businesses are well suited to develop relationships w/
      businesses in Africa/Caribbean to facilitate local content
      requirements
                 Strategic Action Steps

   Encourage & support joint                                   Facilitate and/or support
   venture/partnerships with                                    development of model
          Corp/AAEs                                        consortiums of AAEs to go after
                                                           larger contracting opportunities

   Identify and adopt or develop
   and oversee a mentor protégé                            Annual award to a Corp/AAE for
     program between energy                                profound relationship developed
       companies and AAEs                                   in new and emerging markets


   Develop a think tank where
                                                           Lead the development of a local
   entrepreneurs and coalition
                                                            business content program for
participants (e.g. Rainbow Push,
                                                             selected countries in which
National Urban League, NAACP,
                                                              participating corp/gov’t will
etc) can discuss ideas, emerging
                                                            benefit from the partnership w/
       issues and projects
                                                                         AAEs

                          Develop a model MOU with
                          financial institutions/venture
                             capital firms to support
                        opportunities for AAEs…example
                               The Marathon Club
Highlight Activities
          AABE & NMSDC's Utilities Industry Group Collaborative Effort
          SD Leaders: Tarece Johnson Hassell-AGL; Jerry Fulmer – We Energies;
                       Emmett Vaughn - Exelon

 Increase participation/membership (AABE & NMSDC)
 Create overall industry/business transparency (corporations & suppliers)
 Develop relationships with other supplier diversity professionals & suppliers
 Discuss industry specific supplier diversity best practices (benchmarking)
 Identify & share minority suppliers specific to industry (utilities database)
 Help develop minority owned businesses; assess how many energy companies engage in
supplier diversity
 Discuss industry opportunities & challenges (sustain SD efforts/results in any economy)
 Discuss supplier diversity strategies, supplier management & process improvements
(industry strategic plan)
 Professional development (peer coaching for effective implementation – change agents)
Purpose:
The purpose of the collaboration between AABE & the Utilities Industry Group is to
cooperatively identify and implement supplier diversity best practices; develop diverse
suppliers and become world class supplier diversity organizations through research,
collaboration and change management.
Time Commitment:
          *         Annual Program Manager’s Seminar - Chicago (July 15th & 16th)
          *         NMSDC’s Annual Conference/EXPO - Louisiana (October 27th – 30th)
          *         4 conference calls per year - Join in with AABE’s conference calls
Supplier Diversity Professionals:
          *         AABE’s Annual Conference – (April)
          *         AABE’s Board Meeting – DC (CDC) (September)
          *         1 hr. per month related to preparing/gathering/sharing information
2009 Group Deliverables:
          *         Design & administer benchmarking survey
          *         Industry Specific Database – SDP contacts & suppliers (AABE)
          *         Advisory Council (AABE)
African American Women Owned Construction Companies
The current national emphasis on improving the energy efficiency of buildings
the construction industry has given rise to a new focus on incorporating “Green”
building and construction standards; more properly known as Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building
Certifications. “Professional Women In Construction”


President Obama’s Planned Trip to Ghana July 10 – 12, 2009
AABE Member Firm, Community Alternative Energy Resources Group is working
through its Advisory Board Member Dr. Yaw Akoto, to establish a U.S. – Ghana
energy industry trade group reception during the planned visit for President
Obama to Ghana, July 10 – 12, 2009.
Dr. Akoto is the former Managing Director for the Ghana’s oil refinery and
production facilities, and is currently under consideration to join the new Ghana
President John Evans Atta Mills Administration.
                                            AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN ENERGY
                                                                          Philadelphia Chapter
                                                                             Sponsors the :
                                                                      ENTERPRENEURS FORUM
                                                      'Sustainable Energy For A New Economy: Implications for
                                                                         the Entrepreneur'
                    Panelists :
Monday, June 8,     • RONALD BRADLEY, PECO, VP Support Services
2009 5 to 8:00PM     Topic: “Corporate Green Initiatives & The Evolving Job, Product, Service Demands”
                    • EMMETT VAUGHN, Exelon, Director Diverse Business Enablement
                     Topic: “The Time Is Now For Entrepreneurs To Do Business in Energy”
Energy Hall PECO
ENERGY 2301         • KAREN RANDAL, Manager of Commercial Development, City of Philadelphia
Market St. Phila.    Topic: “Green Collar Jobs Task Force For The City Of Philadelphia”
PA
                    • DARLENE JENKINS, Executive Director Minority Supplier Development Council
                     Topic: “Regional Roll Call ­What Are Area Energy Related Firms Looking For
AABE                 Relative To Minority Vendor Participation”
Philadelphia
Corporate           • SABRINABROOKS, PECO, Manager, Marketing/Business Planning
Members Include:     Topic: “Strategic Planning And Partnerships: Responding To Mega­RFPs”

                    • BEVERLY WOODS, Deputy Director, Greater Phila. Urban Affairs Coalition
                     Topic: “How Can vendors Impact As Well As, Exploit Policy Change In Energy Programs”

                    Commentators :
Exelon PECO
Sunoco SJGas        • Willa Hightower, PECO, Manager, Regulatory Support; President – Phila.AABE
First Energy PGW    • Carolyn Green, VP Sunoco; Chairperson,AABE National Board of Directors
DuPont PJM
                    • Tonja Wicks, Florida Power & Light, Co-Chair National AABE Entrepreneurs Committee

                    Networking/Business Card Exchange Following the Panel Discussion
                    RSVP By 5/29 to Nancy.Mifflin@exeloncorp.com or AABEPHILLY@yahoo.

                                                1st Regional Entrepreneurs Forum!
DOE –WAP Proposals:                                   Bill Johnson/Walter
McLeod

• AABE to participate in WAP $5B Program by:
> Expanding AA participation in new jobs
> Expanding AA participation in contract opp – AAEs
> Expanding AA property owners’ participation
> Deliverables: Education, assistance & recruitment workshops; program
  consultants, training and project mgt
> Leverage our 36 chapters in 30 states
> Facilitate AA Wealth Creation: from $5B WAP budget to $620M AA 12.4%
    population to $62M DOE 10% PM fee to potential $20M for AABE
DOE –WAP Proposals:                               Bill Johnson/Walter

McLeod
Issues/concerns raised by the AABE Executive Committee:

1) Legal - Under the 501(c) 3 status, are we able to conduct for-profit
services under AABE? Is this type of service indeed part of the
membership application of the Charter of our organization??

2) Potential AABE Reputation Damage - Are we engaging or extending
ourselves into unfamiliar territory that we are not equipped to support and
tarnish our AABE name in the Industry?

3) Qualification of our AABE members or our Contracted Companies to
Perform This Effort - Do our Chapter members have the necessary
skills/experience/time to effectively administer such a visible DOE
program? Do we have the qualified project mgr/training companies to
partner with to execute this program??
AABE Entrepreneurs Database:   Goes Live Next Week!

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                                           Company Name, Sector,
                                           Product & Services, and
                                           Region
 Amni International Petroleum Dev. Co. Ltd.          Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP
 Anderson Stratton International LLC                  Green Lane Energy LLC
 Andisa Corporations                                  Ground Level Solutions, Inc
 Arcadia Chemical Inc                                 GSM Development
 Austin and Austin P.A.                               Henry Consulting LLC
 Barnes and Thornburg, LLP                            Hightowers Petroleum Co.
 BCT Partners                                         HTS Enterprise LLC
 BlackEnergy, LLC                                     Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc
 Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc                           Medellin and Associates
 Charles Pulliam Consulting                           Metals and Materials Engineers LLC
 Clean City, LLC                                     Natural Energy Corporation
 Community Alternative Energy Resources Group, LLC    Osyka Corporation
 Davenport and Associates                            R.E. Technology, LLC
 Diamond Vantage                                      SLKing & Associates, Inc
 Digital Consulting & Software Services               Southeast Safety Supply
 Dyson Engineering & Technical Services               Superior Energy, LLC
 eCo-Capital, LLC                                     Synergetic Design Inc
 Energy Works Consulting LLC                         The Tagos Group, LLC
 Excellatron Solid State, LLC                         Trice Construction Company
 Foresight Solutions LLC                              Upepo Energy Group
 Geneva Pipeline                                      Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC

								
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