AABE Staff          Published: 6/24/2022          AABE

From: The Office of the AABE Board Chairman, Richard Thigpen

To:

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:

JAMAR TYNDALE

Manager-Corporate Responsibility

PSEG Corporate Citizenship

973-430-8699 (office)

Jamar.Tyndale@pseg.com

MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR:

LISA WALLS

Supervisor, IT Operations

DOMINION ENERGY

804-339-7935 (mobile)

Lisa.Walls@dominionenergy.com

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR:

CONITSHA B. BARNES

Regulatory Affairs

Duke Energy

704-382-2330 (office)

Conitsha.Barnes@duke-energy.com

MIDWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR:

LARON EVANS, PE*, P.Eng.**

Business Diversity Director \ Transmission & Distribution Services

Burns & McDonnell

816-654-6296 (office) \ 816-304-5826 (mobile)

lmevans@burnsmcd.com

WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR:

DAVID A. FORD

Government Relations Manager

SCE Local Public Affairs

310-608-5103 (office) \ 818-585-9149 (mobile)

david.a.ford@sce.com

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR:

MARIE KNOX

MISO Technical Development

501-378-4111 (office) \ 501-517-8151 (mobile)

mknox@misoenergy.org

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.

Sincerely,

Rick Thigpen