Articles in Community.

Fueling innovation and collaboration

Here at PPL, we fuel innovation and growth – and strengthen our company culture – by fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued and respected. Employees embrace being a part of our inclusive culture, and it’s one of the many reasons why we offer 16 different employee-led business resource groups (BRGs) across our family of companies. These resource groups provide opportunities for employees to network with coworkers across the companies, collaborate over shared experiences and volunteer in the community. 

PPL Tomorrow, a BRG established for young professionals in Pennsylvania, recently teamed up with United Way’s Emerging Leaders to host a networking event in downtown Allentown that brought together more than 100 local professionals, including many team members from PPL Electric Utilities and PPL Services Corporation. 

During the event, PPL Corporation Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer Matt Green reflected on his career journey, recalling the impact of the many professional mentors who were instrumental over the two decades since he first joined PPL after working in federal government.

“There were many great leaders and mentors who saw my spark and encouraged me along the way. Anything that I’ve managed to accomplish is a testament to those leaders who paved the way for me,” said Green. 

PPL Electric Utilities employees Nicole Maloney, manager of regional metering, and Project Manager Dan Kelly encouraged those in attendance to support their local United Way agencies and volunteer.  

“Your leadership and passion lay the foundation for a cycle of ongoing community engagement, inspiring those you meet along the way to be a force of positive change alongside you,” added Green. 

As a company deeply committed to creating utilities of the future, we’re proud to develop, support and empower emerging leaders and innovators, while sharing with them PPL’s core value of giving back to the communities we serve. 

Bright Lights grants awarded to community advocates, nonprofit agencies

In recognition of PPL’s 100th anniversary, the PPL Foundation awarded a $100,000 in special grants to help illuminate the outstanding contributions of individuals working in the nonprofit sector. Ten Bright Lights grants of $10,000 were awarded in recognition of the honorees to the nonprofit agencies they support.

Connecting students with future career opportunities

As part of its overall partnership with the organization, LG&E has been a proud sponsor of JA of Kentuckiana’s “BizTown” for the past 15 years. The program gives fifth-grade students an introduction to managing finances, exploring a variety of careers and thinking like an entrepreneur.