From: The Office of the AABE Board Chairman, Richard Thigpen
Re: 2022-2024 Regional Director Appointments
As the new Chairman of the AABE Board of Directors, I’m eager to build on our effective leadership framework to support chapter operations and leadership development.
In accord with our National Bylaws, it is my distinguished honor to appoint the Regional Directors for May 2022 – May 2024 to align with my two-year term as Board Chair. The AABE Regional Directors serve as the interface to the Board of Directors, National Office Staff, and to the Chapter Presidents.
Please join me in congratulating the following AABE leaders as they assume the role of AABE Regional Director. Their demonstrated commitment to AABE, leadership, and service at the chapter and regional level have rendered them “ready” to advise and support the chapter leaders.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR:
PSEG Corporate Citizenship
MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR:
Supervisor, IT Operations
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR:
CONITSHA B. BARNES
MIDWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR:
LARON EVANS, PE*, P.Eng.**
Business Diversity Director \ Transmission & Distribution Services
Burns & McDonnell
816-654-6296 (office) \ 816-304-5826 (mobile)
WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR:
DAVID A. FORD
Government Relations Manager
SCE Local Public Affairs
310-608-5103 (office) \ 818-585-9149 (mobile)
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR:
MISO Technical Development
501-378-4111 (office) \ 501-517-8151 (mobile)
I would be remiss not to ask you to join me in thanking Amanda Downey, Laquisha Parks, Drexel Harris, and Siraj Mumin for their outstanding service as Regional Directors. While they have chosen to retire from their positions, they have all committed to continuing their support for AABE and our mission of representing the interests of African Americans.