Diversity This Decade
Ralph Cleveland is the new interim CEO at the American Association of Blacks in Energy.
Change is a fundamental part of life. The American Association of Blacks in Energy, or AABE, is undergoing a shift in the leadership arena, noted in these pages last month. Paula Glover, former AABE CEO took the reins at The Alliance to Save Energy early January.
Fortunately, AABE had a gifted leader in waiting, who happened to be past Chair of AABE's national board, was also past Nicor Gas President, and whose achievements are too numerous to list here. Ralph Cleveland is named AABE's interim CEO.
Here, he delves into the significance of taking the reins at this important organization. AABE's strong voice proposes a lot of action in this discussion. Listen in.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Something big has happened with The American Association of Blacks in Energy.
Ralph Cleveland: Yes. My friend, Paula Glover [former AABE CEO], has begun a new industry leadership role. We're excited for her. She will always be family and AABE is certainly her home. But she and I have been in constant contact and I am excited to take on this new role.
We talked about what the transition might look like for the organization. Because I'm a former chair of the national board I understand the association, its culture and its value. I love this organization and I've been engaged and involved for over a decade.
A lot of time has been spent with AABE leadership about a forward vision for the organization.