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Welcome to the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® (AABE).

Our chapter aligns its vision with the National Organization of AABE to successfully implement innovative chapter programs and activities that educate our local communities on the key issues that impact the energy industry today. Our mission is to serve as an educational and technical resource for the public on energy policies, regulations, and programs, along with providing professional development opportunities for energy industry professionals.

Although the Columbus Chapter of AABE participates in various community events, and volunteer opportunities, the achievement we are most proud of is our Scholarship Program.  The Columbus Chapter of AABE members collectively continue to graciously invest their time, and talent, to enable the Columbus Chapter to provide more than $200,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors in and around the Central Ohio area who are pursuing college degrees in energy-related fields.

This year, we look forward to growing our membership with energy professionals, business partners, as well as college students majoring in the energy field, to create new opportunities to assist us in engaging, an enhancing the educational programs, and opportunities within our communities. Please join us in continuing this great legacy of reaching back, and lifting up.  Become a proud member of AABE today.


 I Look Forward to Serving.




Darren Shepard, President

Columbus, Ohio Chapter of AABE




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