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I am Carla Walker-Miller, President of the Michigan Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).  As President and CEO of the Detroit-based Walker-Miller Energy Services, I have a passion for driving engagement in black communities on critical energy issues.

The energy industry facilitates every other industry, and our very lives. It provides access to an untold number of career, entrepreneurial, investment and educational opportunities. AABE creates and nurtures a critical access path to these opportunities for black people.  Moreover, because the cost of utilities (electricity, water, and gas) disproportionately affect communities of color,  AABE is intentional about helping families and businesses decrease energy consumption and the associated costs, and increase their economic health.


Our Mission

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals, founded and dedicated to ensure the inclusion of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.

The purpose of AABE is:

  • To serve as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities.
  • To ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials.
  • To encourage both the public and private sectors to be responsive to the problems, goals and aspirations of African Americans in energy-related fields.
  • To encourage African American students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships and other financial aid for such students.


The Michigan Chapter meetings are held every second Thursday at the Walker-Miller Energy Services office at 2990 West Grand Blvd., Suite 310, in Detroit. There is also a conference call line available for remote attendance.


There is much work to do, and we are excited about your engagement in our efforts to make energy issues real and relevant to black people.  To complete the membership application, please visit aabe.org.


To contact me via phone, call (313) 366-8535 or email at walkermiller@wmenergy.com.  


Again, thank you for your interest in AABE. Now, Lets get to work!

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