ST. LOUIS (April 25, 2019) – The top executive officers at three local companies have been awarded business development scholarships from Ameren Corporation to attend the Minority Business Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The three minority-owned businesses selected are headquartered in St. Louis, and East St. Louis, Illinois.
“Ameren is proud to support the continued advancement of diverse-owned businesses, not only by partnering with them on direct opportunities, but by truly helping them develop into successful businesses with a strong business Acumen foundation," said Pardeep Gill, vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer at Ameren. "This unique and special opportunity with Dartmouth is an opportunity for Ameren to invest in minority suppliers through education which can be more powerful than any other investment.”
The 2019 scholarship recipients are:
The recipients were chosen based on their strategic relationship with Ameren and the suppliers' success in providing service to companies in Ameren's 64,000-square-mile service territory.
Since 2009, Ameren has awarded 20 business scholarships to diverse-owned businesses. In addition, each year the company invites hundreds of entrepreneurs and diverse businesses to attend symposiums and summits where participants can network and learn about Ameren’s procurement opportunities. The company finished 2018 with $624 million in total spending with diverse suppliers.
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric delivery and transmission service as well as natural gas delivery service while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,300 megawatts, and natural gas delivery service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn.com/company/Ameren.