Dominion Executive Receives U.S. Small Business Administration Honor
RICHMOND, Va., June 25, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Becky Merritt, vice
president-Shared Services at Dominion (NYSE: D), has been named Minority Small
Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Richmond
District Office. The award was presented yesterday during the 2013 Virginia
Small Business Week Award luncheon in Richmond.
Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said:
"While Dominion continues to build and upgrade energy infrastructure to serve
our customers' needs, we have a vested interest in growing our supply base, in
building relationships and in identifying qualified diverse suppliers. I am
pleased that Becky Merritt is leading these efforts, and delighted that those
efforts are being recognized with this award."
The company's supplier diversity program seeks out certified minority,
female-owned, HUB zone and disabled service veteran-owned enterprises that are
qualified to meet Dominion's needs. In 2012, $398 million in non-fuel
procurement was spent with diverse suppliers, up 27 percent since 2011.
Merritt chairs the advisory board for the Metropolitan Business League and
serves on the boards of directors for the Women Presidents' Educational
Organization and the Dominion Credit Union. She also serves on committees for
United Way Women's Leadership Initiative and the Edison Electric Institute.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy,
with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles
of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,400 miles of
electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest
natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity
and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
Contact: Ryan Frazier, (804) 819-2521, C.Ryan.Frazier@dom.com
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