By Susan Cox
Southern California Edison (SCE) recently joined in the national celebration of Black History Month in Compton at its 16th annual BHM event which recognized Edison customers, business and community partners in its mission to give back to the communities it serves. Joining in the festivities was Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International, along with other Edison executives and staff.
Doris Robinson, executive director of The CSULB-LBUSD Math Collaborative, was presented SCE’s Community Partnership Award. She was joined by Tammy Tumbling, Government Relations, SCE; Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO, Edison International; and Janet Clayton, , senior. vice president, Corporate Communications, Edison International and SCE.
ActOne Group, the largest privately held, woman and minority-owned workforce management company in the U.S., received SCE’s Diverse Business Enterprise Award. Others executives and staff present were: Dennis Thurston, Supplier Diversity representative, SCE; Brett Howroyd, president, AppleOne; Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO, ActOne Group; Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO, Edison International; and Tarrance Frierson, principal manager, Supplier Diversity and Development, SCE.
SCE’s Energy Efficiency Participation Award was presented to Webb Family Enterprises which manages 16 McDonald’s restaurants, invests in green technology and real estate. Webb family members and friends were joined by Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO, Edison International; and Mike Marelli, v.p., Business Customer Division, SCE.
Keith Curry, president and CEO of Compton College, was a special guest speaker at Southern California Edison’s 16th Annual Black History Month celebration in Compton recently. In his remarks Curry explained why it’s important to celebrate Black History Month. Also serving as a keynote speaker was Pamela Samuels Young, an author, attorney and motivational speaker.