Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Human Resources OfficerEdison Electric Institute
Member Since May 2023
Courtney Peterson is Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer at Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the premier trade association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, including most electric utilities in the Fortune 500. An accomplished executive and diversity / inclusion and human resources leader, Courtney provides executive leadership to EEI’s industry-wide diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy and practice area, also overseeing EEI’s 40-year old business/supplier diversity program. She also drives engagement with EEI’s member company chief human resources officers. Courtney leads EEI’s internal human resources / DE&I strategy and operations for its DC-based staff and internal facility operations. Courtney also serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) and is also on the Advisory Council for the National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC). Courtney is a people champion, an International Coaching Federation certified leadership and executive coach at the PCC level [500+ hours of individual coaching], a trained diversity practitioner and certified mediator. A board member with the SHRM Foundation, Courtney is also on the faculty at Georgetown University in the School of Continuing Studies, teaching in the master's degree program in Human Resources Management.
As we step into an increasingly diverse and interconnected world, the conversation surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) continues to evolve at a rapid pace. The next five years promise to bring forth a multitude of challenges and hot-button issues that will shape the DEI landscape. From the intersectionality of identities to the role of technology in workplace equity, leaders across various sectors are tasked with anticipating and addressing these emerging concerns. Below, nine DEI Think Tank members share the key issues expected to dominate the DEI discourse and provide insights into proactive strategies leaders can adopt today to navigate these turbulent waters tomorrow.
Edison Electric Institute
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for more than 235 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 65 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members. Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.