Virginia Chapter Home


On behalf of the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), I welcome you to our Chapter website. The Chapter was established in 2011 to serve as a resource for policy discussions in the energy industry, including utilities, trade associations, agencies, universities, consulting firms, and entrepreneurs.

Focus Areas 

  1. Legislative Issues & Public Policy
  2. Professional & Leadership Development Programs
  3. Student Relations
  4. Community Outreach
  5. Membership Focus and Recruitment


2017 Goals

  1. Issue more scholarships to deserving high school students by increasing our fundraising activities:
  • NCAA 2017 Bracket Challenge
  • Bowl-a-thon
  • First Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Click here for details
  1. Provide new professional/leadership development opportunities to our members by
  • recruiting more first time chairs and/or committee members, 
  • develop an Advisory Group to support the vision and mission of our Chapter President.
  1. Improve upon how we communicate and/or share information to our members by
  • expanding on social media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter...etc),
  • updating chapter website,
  • utilizing other marketing channels (i.e. livestream, quarterly newsletter...etc) to keep our members current on chapter news and/or events.  
  1. Extend our community outreach program to include partnering with
  • the Central Virginia core hunger-relief organization, FEEDMORE,
  • the local Salvation Army's Angel Tree program to assist families enduring hardships,
  • local non profits and/or church groups in providing business clothes to the underprivileged youths.
  1. Expand our Student Relations efforts in promoting STEM education to
  • high school students (i.e. STEM-U-Link Career Exploration Fair, ChamberRVA's Ready.Set.Hire, Mission Tomorrow, BEAM...etc)
  • college students (i.e. mock interviews, mentoring, resume building...etc.)


*AABE is an inclusive organization, welcoming and encouraging all to join! 


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Ann Jones
Virginia Chapter, American Association of Blacks in Energy


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