Edison Electric Institute hosts Veterans in Energy National Leadership Summit

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently hosted the first National Leadership Summit for its new Veterans in Energy initiative, which provides support for military veterans in the energy industry.

Veterans in Energy developed as a continuation of EEI’s Troops to Energy Jobs initiative, which worked to facilitate careers in the electric, natural gas and nuclear sectors for veterans. Through that initiative, EEI found that veteran employee resource groups at energy companies help support veterans in their new careers, spurring the development of Veterans in Energy.

“While Veterans in Energy is a new initiative, the energy industry has a long history of employing and engaging military veterans,” EEI President Tom Kuhn said. “Their capabilities and skills match those required for technical, engineering, leadership, and support positions in the energy industry. At the National Leadership Summit, veterans who work in the energy industry are coming together with leaders in the federal government, the energy industry, and organized labor to support transitions from military life to successful careers in energy.”

Speakers at the summit, which took place in Washington, D.C., included such leaders from the energy industry and the federal government as Dominion President and CEO Tom Farrell, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Kuhn.

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