Philadelphia Gas Works Vice President and Chief Information Officer Eloise Young has been selected by Savoy Magazine as one of 2014’s Top Influential Women in Corporate America.

Young began her career at PGW thirty years ago: Full-time student by day, and full-time PGW employee by night.

“It is such an honor to be named as one of Savoy Magazine’s Top Influential Women in Corporate America,” Young said. “It sends a very encouraging message to people like me who commit to one company. It shows that longevity doesn’t mean that you’re stuck or unmotivated!”

In 1987, Young secured a job in PGW’s Information Technology department as a developer. Since then, she has held a number of increasingly senior roles on her way to becoming CIO.

Today, Young is responsible for delivering tech services to PGW’s 1,600 employees, from processing electronic customer payments to application development and new system roll outs, along with other company management, program planning and resource development responsibilities.

Young was previously named the 2011 Employee Chair of the Year by the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Pennsylvania by the National Diversity Council. She donates time to the Network of Women in Computer Technology and to the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and has served as Interim President of the Board of Directors for Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center.

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