Baltimore Gas and Electric Company recently announced that Calvin G. Butler Jr., senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs, has been honored by the Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association (MWMCA) as the Utility Executive of the Year.

Butler, who was recognized for his strong, civic involvement and consistent, positive presence in the community, received the award at the MWMCA’s 10th Annual Spring Breakfast Annual Meeting and Business Showcase Expo. Attended by approximately 1,500 business and community leaders, the annual event recognizes excellence in developing the region’s best minority-owned businesses.

“On behalf of Exelon and BGE, I am honored to receive this recognition from MWMCA, an outstanding organization that is clearly committed to advancing Maryland’s minority businesses,” Butler said in a statement. “Both Exelon and BGE are committed to the continued development of relationships with the Maryland’s minority business community and specifically within the Baltimore metropolitan area. BGE has a rich history of developing strategic partnerships with diverse suppliers, and together with Exelon, we’re making even greater strides in increasing opportunities for minority-owned businesses to participate in our procurement process.”

As part of its overall commitment to diversity and inclusion, BGE’s Supplier Diversity Program seeks to engage minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and service-disabled, veteran-owned business enterprises and provide them with opportunities to participate in BGE’s procurement process.

“Butler’s honor stems from his consistent presence in the community, civic involvement and his willingness to include women and minority businesses in BGE’s diverse supplier spend,” said Wayne R. Frazier Sr., president of MWMCA said in a statement. “Mr. Butler is extremely approachable and is always searching for ways to increase capacity with diverse firms. Finally, Mr. Butler represents the type of educated, seasoned and groomed corporate executive role model for aspiring minority executives to emulate. We believe Mr. Butler is the total package.”