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Ameren Diversity Council ranked 16th among nation’s top organizations
4th consecutive year among best in the country

For the fourth straight year, the Association of Diversity Councils has recognized Ameren as having one of the Top 25 organizational diversity councils in the United States. Ameren’s Corporate Diversity Council was ranked 16th in the nation.

Ameren is one of seven diversity councils that has been on the Top 25 list since the award’s origin in 2009.

“It is an honor for Ameren to be named among the 2012 Top 25 Diversity Councils in the country,” said Linda Stokes, president and CEO, PRISM International – the parent organization of the Association of Diversity Councils. “As an original member of our first Top 25, this honor signifies that the efforts of Ameren’s Diversity Council and the involvement of Ameren’s leadership is producing extraordinary results for the diversity and inclusion process.”

According to the Association of Diversity Councils, Ameren’s 20-member council was lauded for developing a three-year strategic plan for educating and communicating the diversity goals and initiatives to all members of the organization as well as advancing its culture of inclusion by producing its own internal diversity videos. The videos have made a significant impact by opening doors to powerful conversations and challenging employees to think through workplace interaction.

“Every year the bar is raised to make the Association of Diversity Councils’ Top 25,” said Sharon Harvey Davis, vice president and chief diversity officer, Ameren. “I am proud that our company, leadership and diversity council are equal to the challenge of continually improving and are once again being recognized as industry-leading by this national organization. Diversity enriches our company and provides better service for our customers.”

Warner Baxter, president and CEO, Ameren Missouri, serves as the executive sponsor of the Diversity Council.

“This well-deserved honor reflects the continuous focus our diversity council has for Ameren to be an inclusive place to work and a recognized industry leader in diversity,” Baxter said. “I congratulate each member of our council. We will not rest on our laurels because our efforts truly make Ameren and our community a better place.” 

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About Ameren
With assets of more than $23 billion, St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation owns a diverse mix of electric generating plants strategically located in our Midwest market, with a generating capacity of nearly 16,000 megawatts. Through our Missouri and Illinois subsidiaries, we serve 3.3 million electric customers and natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally-responsible manner. For more information, visit Ameren.com.

About the Association of Diversity Councils
The Association of Diversity Councils is a practice group of PRISM International, Inc. and the premier resource for diversity and inclusion council professionals dedicated to increasing the impact, effectiveness and recognition of diversity councils as an essential partner in developing; implementing and maintaining a strategic diversity focus within organizations. They are the host of the annual diversity council conference which features the Diversity Council Honors Award™ dinner and ceremony that recognizes, honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of Council groups and their members who lead their diversity process. For additional information, visit DiversityCouncil.com.

CONTACT: Brian Bretsch, 314.554.4135, bbretsch@ameren.com