• Susan Coan


    Having worked for Atlantic City Electric for a total of 18 years, Susan Coan has worked in a variety of departments including Regulatory, Communications, Investor Relations and for the last 6 years has been a leader on the Government Affairs team. She is currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Southern New Jersey Development Council and the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation.

    Every day she helps to communicate the company’s mission to support the importance of sustainability, energy efficiency and volunteerism.

    “For as long as I’ve been there, I’ve been involved in volunteering. It’s is part of our company’s culture, adds a whole new dimension to our work life and makes it a place to be proud to work.” 

    Photo: Susan (far right) also works with important local community organizations. Here, she pays a visit to Salem Middle School in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

    Susan also spends time volunteering outside of the office. For the last seven years, she has been a member of the Hammonton Green Committee and last year served as Chair of the committee. The Green Committee is a volunteer organization, which is part of the town government, whose mission is to help Hammonton citizens and businesses become more sustainable.  

    The Committee meets monthly and hosts numerous activities throughout the year including a lecture series, recycling events, documentary screenings, and the annual Hammonton Green Day which takes place in September. They also help the township set its sustainability strategy and helps track results. 

    “Being part of the Committee gives me the opportunity to use my experience in the electric utility industry to further the dialogue about sustainability and energy efficiency.” 

    The Green Committee’s efforts have helped Hammonton become named a Sustainable Jersey town. Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for New Jersey municipalities that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. 

    “One element of our strategy is to engage children. We’ve found ways to teach children about recycling and use creative approaches such as Halloween costume exchanges and teaching kids to make holiday ornaments from natural materials to help keep sustainability on everyone’s mind.” 

    Visit hammontongreencommittee.com or sustainablejersey.com for more information.