Dear Members and Guests:
The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (NYMAC) of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is one of three chapters in the Northeast Region of the United States. The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of AABE was founded in 1987, and its members are professionals working in companies such as Consolidated Edison of NY (Con Edison and Orange & Rockland) and the National Grid.
Minority professionals in all energy and energy-related disciplines (oil, gas, electricity, nuclear, renewables, government, technology, energy services and water) are welcome to join and give our membership a broader knowledge base. College students at accredited institutions studying energy-related fields are also encouraged to join and participate in AABE.
Our mission is to provide energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and students a pathway to learn more about the energy industry through education, mentoring, community service and business networking.
As you navigate through our website, please view our mission, senior officers, committees, activities, and programs.
William M. Suggs
New York Metropolitan Area
American Association of Blacks in Energy
The Purpose of AABE is:
- To serve as a resource for African Americans and other minorities regarding policy discussions on the economic, social and political impact of environmental/energy policies.
- To ensure the involvement of minorities in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable, perceptive and well-versed personnel to appropriate officials.
- To encourage the public and private sectors to be responsive to the dilemmas, goals, and aspirations of minorities in energy-related fields.
- To provide scholarships and financial aid to encourage minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields.
AABE NYMAC’s vision is to keep energy professionals aware of and up-to-date on energy issues and to facilitate member input in such policy discussion and development.
AABE NYMAC’s mission is to provide energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and students a pathway to learn more about the energy industry through education, mentoring, community service and business networking.
In addition to the four (4) principal goals of AABE, AABE NYMAC seeks to:
- To build AABE NYMAC membership, with representation from ‘all aspects’ of the energy industry (Con Edison, KeySpan/National Grid, LIPA, PSC, etc);
- To establish partnerships with other non-profits groups (NYUL, NAACP, Community centers, Sororities, and Fraternities);
- To mentor members on career development;
- And to mentor students with a program designed to facilitate scholarship opportunities and career development.
Benefits of AABE NYMAC membership include:
- Forums for exchanging information and ideas pertaining to the energy industry.
- Networking opportunities through its monthly program meetings, seminars, workshops, and the annual national AABE conference.
- Complimentary membership to the AABE NYMAC listserve – which provides information about all chapter events/functions/opportunities.
- Professional recognition in the industry.