South Jersey Industries: Stockton University, Hispanic Association of Atlantic County Recognizes SJG Employee for Commitment to Latinx / Hispanic Community


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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ November 29, 2021 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), is pleased to announce that David Vinokurov, Customer Outreach Specialist, South Jersey Gas, has recently been named the winner of the Nuestro Amigo / a Award by the Unidos organization of the University of Stockton and the Atlantic County Hispanic Association. The award was presented at the third annual Nuestro Pueblo Awards ceremony last month on the Atlantic City campus of Stockton University.

The Nuestro Pueblo Awards, with nuestro pueblo translating to “our community,” recognize individuals and organizations who make a difference in the Latinx / Hispanic community through community engagement and social advocacy. Vinokurov received the Nuestro Amigo / a, or “our friend” award for his continued work in assisting and educating customers on South Jersey Gas utility assistance programs.

“On behalf of South Jersey Gas, I am proud to receive this award,” said Vinokurov. “I am proud to work for such an exceptional company that values ​​corporate social responsibility and demonstrates this responsibility through deeds and actions. In these unprecedented times, we have proven our commitment to humanity and our resilience. We will continue. to support the Latinx / Hispanic community and all the communities we serve. ”

In response to the economic challenges posed by the pandemic to utility customers, especially customers with diverse backgrounds, South Jersey Gas customer service teams continued to encourage customers to take full advantage of energy assistance programs. available. Additionally, as a committed community partner, South Jersey Gas provides vital support to organizations serving communities in need. SJI also facilitates a Supplier Diversity Program to build mutually beneficial and lasting partnerships with local minority-owned businesses.

“South Jersey Gas serves a diverse population in terms of experience, experience and thought. For this reason, nurturing relationships with our customers is an essential step in delivering energy solutions that are right for their lives, ”said Brent Schomber, President and COO of South Jersey Gas. “David has shown exemplary leadership in this strategically important area, and I am delighted to see him recognized for his work.”

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