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Talent & Succession Planning

Diversity: Andy Jarvis and Ron Evans

“This is about providing opportunities for communities who have been historically disadvantaged, to have a chance at a decent life.”
Andy Jarvis: We’re an employee-owned company. We own what we do. It’s important for us to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our practices.
Ron Evans: Since we work for the utilities to design and build the infrastructure that supports the community, that is what makes us partners when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Author Bio: 

Andy Jarvis is Vice President at Burns & McDonnell Transmission & Distribution.

Ron Evans is T&D Business Diversity Director at Burns & McDonnell.

Burns & McDonnell

Diversity: Melody Birmingham

“We have a commitment to build a diverse workforce that mirrors the communities we serve.”
Author Bio: 

Melody Birmingham is SVP at Duke Energy.

Duke Energy

Diversity in Utilities Workforce and Spend

PUF's annual look at our industry's drive to diversify its workforce and spend, plus a very special conversation on diversity in history.
Author Bio: 

Steve Mitnick, the president of Lines Up, Inc. and executive editor of Public Utilities Fortnightly, is the author of “Women Leading Utilities, the Pioneers and Path to Today and Tomorrow” to be published this June, “Lewis Latimer, the First Hidden Figure,” and “Lines Down, How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.” Mitnick was formerly an expert witness testifying before the utility regulatory commissions of six states, District of Columbia, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and in Canada, and a faculty member at Georgetown University teaching microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics.

PUF Annual Feature