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AABE Virginia is transitioning to a new website!!! Currently, all future events and communictions will be shared to our members through email.  At this time, we ask for non-members to follow our Facebook and LinkedIn  profiles for the latest updates to Chapter-news and events.  Feel free to also check out our quarterly newsletter (below) to catch up on recent activities. 

THANK YOU ALL for your patience during this period! For specific questions, please contact Chapter President - Jesse Myrick at

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



Focus Areas

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


Headline News

AABE Virginia 2021 Q1 Quaterly Newsletter

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2021 Goals


  • 85% or more membership renewal
  • Increase total membership to 150 members
  • Recruit 50 new members


  • Raise funds towards our Scholarship Program through our annual Charity Golf Tournament

Grants & Foundations

  • Raise $25,000 through corporate or business sponsorships


  • Award  up to 10 scholarships at $3,000 each to minority high school seniors planning to enter a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) related-major in an accredited college and/or university.
  • Previous scholarship recipients in good standing will receive a $500 stipend at the beginning of their sophomore year.


  • Four (4) general body meetings
  • Four (4) community service activities
  • Four (4) professional development opportunities
  • Two (2) networking events (virtual and in-person)
  • Two (2) Black Energy Awareness Month (BEAM) events in October
  • Three (3) collaboration/partnerships with other ogranizations and/or employee resource groups
    • Community Outreach and Professional Development collaboration with Dominion Energy Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) and Nisource groups.
    • Community Outreach collaboration with local community groups, Partnership For the Future (PFF). and Higher Achievements.
    • Executive Roundtable collaboration with AABE DC, SC, and NC Chapters
    • Executive Roundtable collaboration with AABE VA's corporate sponsors.
  • One (1) Virtual interest meeting


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Jesse J. Myrick II
Chapter-President, 2021
AABE Virginia
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