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Exelon’s African-American Resource Alliance hosts economic business symposium

Chicago, Ill. – ComEd president and CEO Anne Pramaggiore, Exelon president and CEO Chris Crane and the Exelon African-American Resource Alliance (EAARA) hosted their annual Black History Month event on Tuesday, February 19 at The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month event was “The Shape of Things to Come” with a special focus on “Preparing for the 21st Century Economy.” Local leaders in Chicago from the education, business and community arenas shared personal views on the future and the African American community.

The featured panelists included James Reynolds, Jr., co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Loop Capital Markets; Carol L. Adams, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, The DuSable Museum of African American History; Gary Slutkin, MD, founder and executive director, Cure Violence; Julieanna L. Richardson, public historian, founder and executive director, The HistoryMakers. Robin Robinson of FOX News Chicago served as moderator.

In attendance were executives Jim Conway, Stephanie J Hickman, Haj Gueye, Christina Steed, Richard Dent, Joe Svachula, Ronald Donovan, Ross Hemphill, Terence Donnelly and Val Jensen. –dr. dawj