Marilyn Grabowski leads three Atlantic construction companies that service the utility industry. Infrared is a specialty paving contractor. Infrastructure performs maintenance of utilities, and InfraTrac locates underground utilities. The “Lady in Red” uses her sales and marketing background to educate the construction industry on why her services are preferred.
Tabitha (Toby) Stanislaw began actively championing minority and women business initiatives in 1985 at Metropolitan Edison Company. Today she is helping to drive supplier diversity goals and objectives for FirstEnergy which is one of the largest U.S. investor-owned electric utilities with over 6 million customers in six states (OH, PA, NJ, MD, WV and NY). Toby supports suppliers and advocacy organizations throughout FirstEnergy’s service territory and provides a local presence in central Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.
Toby has worked closely with the National Association of Regulated Utility Commission’s Utility Market Access Advisory Board to design and build the infrastructure needed for establishing supplier diversity councils across the U.S. Since 1996 she has worked with the Office of the Governor and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to ensure inclusion of minority and women-owned businesses in the procurement practices of Pennsylvania based publicly held utilities. Toby currently serves as Chair of the Maryland FORUM reporting to
the Maryland Public Service Commission; she is a founding member of both the Public Utility Commission of Ohio’s Ohio GATE Advisory Council, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Supplier Diversity Development (SDDC) Council. The mission of these Council’s is to enhance business opportunities with the state’s regulated companies to foster a strong economy and a productive environment for the growth of minority, women-owned and service disabled veteran businesses throughout their state. She currently serves as Chair Emeritus of the Edison Electric Institutes Supplier Diversity Task Force, and as Chair of the Women’s Business Development Council of PA-sNJ-DE.
Stacie Curtis is President and Founder of CW Solutions, a certified woman-owned business, specializing in acquisitions for wireless telecommunications, power, pipeline, and oil and gas industries. She founded CW Solutions in 2002 and has grown the firm from a local New Jersey property acquisition corporation to a nationwide corporation.
I just wanted to reach out to Thank you for all of your advice from the Money Power and Media event last May. I have been really proactive with all of your steps and I am starting to see a big difference. Getting involved with the LWE has really helped to get me out from behind the scenes, improve my self-confidence and get myself and company out in the media. I am now on the Board of Directors for the PWC NJ, was recently asked to be on my first panel (see below) and today Vericon was listed in the NJBIZ Top 250 Privately Held Companies in NJ. We are #142 !!! And of course the biggest accomplishment of the year, being a Top 150 2016 finalist for LWE. 2016 has been a huge year for me !