Ameren Corporation is awarding Minority/Women Business
Development scholarships for one leader from each of
three regional diverse suppliers to attend the Minority
Executive Business Program at the Tuck School at
Dartmouth College. Since 1980, the program has helped
diverse business executives succeed.
The scholarships are awarded to leaders from:
• BRK Electric Inc. of St. Louis, an
African-American-owned company providing electrical
contracting services to commercial and industrial
• Donco Construction, of Edwardsville, Centralia and
Eldorado, Ill., a women-owned company specializing in
transmission and distribution power lines and substation
construction. The company also provides contract meter
reading services for utility customers.
• Miller Construction of Troy, Ill., and Vincennes, Ind.,
a woman-owned electrical contractor specializing in
overhead power line construction and maintenance for
distribution and transmission projects.
"We are happy to be awarding scholarships to these
top-flight suppliers," says Thomas R. Voss,
chairman, president and CEO, Ameren. "As a major
purchaser of materials and services, a conscientious
effort is made to ensure that qualified diverse suppliers
are encouraged and given opportunities to do business
The program covers two subject areas: "Building a
High Performing Minority Business" delivers tools
and management perspectives to help diverse companies
understand what they are doing right and how they can
improve. "Growing the Minority Business to
Scale" focuses on growth as a way for high potential
companies to achieve their strategic objectives.
Ameren's Supplier Diversity Team selected these
recipients from suppliers providing service to
Ameren's service territory in Illinois and Missouri.
Ameren leadership chose BRK, Donco Construction and
Miller Construction based on the volume of business and
strategic relationship with the company, and the
supplier's success in providing service to a range of
companies in the region.
Ameren has continued to increase its spend with diverse
suppliers in the last several years.
With assets of approximately $23 billion, Ameren serves
2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000
natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of
Missouri and Illinois.
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