Chonda Nwamu to promote Black excellence as one of the newest members of the Executive Leadership Council
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Chonda Nwamu, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Ameren, has earned a spot as a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Class of 2023. The ELC is the preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of Black executives in the C-suite, on corporate boards and in global enterprises.
Nwamu's ELC membership places her among some of the most accomplished Black professionals in the world. Since its founding in 1986, the ELC has grown to include more than 800 current and former Black CEOs, corporate board members, and senior executives of Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, entrepreneurs at top-tier firms and thought leaders.
"Chonda has been at the forefront of enhancing Ameren's enterprise-wide diversity, equity and inclusion strategy," said Marty Lyons, president and chief executive officer of Ameren. "Through her leadership, Ameren has proactively implemented measures and metrics to recruit and retain diverse attorneys and legal staff, increase the volume of legal and related services it purchases from diverse law firms and suppliers, and facilitate increased opportunities for diverse attorneys to handle Ameren matters. She is among the best of the best and will represent Ameren well on the ELC."
"I'm looking forward to leveraging the network and resources of the ELC to help level the playing field in the legal profession and the C-suite," Nwamu said. "I hope to use this experience as an opportunity to serve as a role model and mentor to more women and diverse leaders. I'm passionate about using my influence to help develop and promote the next generation of diverse leaders to close the representation gap."
Ameren remains focused on building a diverse culture where leaders like Nwamu can emerge and thrive. Some of Ameren's top diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives to fulfill this vision include:
For more information about Ameren's DE&I efforts, including the most recent DE&I Annual Report, visit Ameren.com/company/careers/diversity.com.
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 transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois operates a rate-regulated electric transmission business in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn.com/company/Ameren.
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