Harold Williams was appointed on October 2002 to the Maryland Public Service Commission and currently holds the position
of Commissioner. Commissioner Williams serves on the following professional committees: National Association of
Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Committee of International Relations - Member (2002 - ); Committee Member on
the "Energy Resources and the Environment Committee" (ERE); Chair, Utility Market Access Partnership Board (UMAP).
Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Williams' tenure spanned almost twenty (20) years with the Baltimore Gas and
Electric (BGE) Company. In his capacity as Director of Corporate Procurement Services, he was responsible for the
overall management of goods and services for Information Technology Department, Retail Services Division, Facilities
& Fleet Service Department and Corporate Purchases. He was also instrumental in spearheading the development of an
automated reporting system for statistical data and program record keeping. Commissioner Williams was responsible for
establishing purchasing policies and guidelines for conducting pre-bid/award meetings, preparing invitations to bid,
and negotiating prices. He also actively facilitated the development of strategies designed to satisfy customer needs
in cost effective ways. In his capacity as a mediator, Commissioner Williams resolved issues and concerns of all
internal and external stakeholders. Commissioner Williams also directed BGE's Procurement Reengineering process
to establish new techniques, business practices, and new product development by embracing principles of self-reliance,
willingness to accept risks, and propensity for change
Additionally, for over ten (10) years, Commissioner Williams directed BGE's Procurement Opportunity Program (POP)
Minority and Women Business Program and was responsible for developing and propelling BGE's Program to national
recognition. Commissioner Williams is recognized as one of the nations leading authorities and champions of minority
and women-owned business enterprises. He has served as the chairman of the MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council
on two separate occasions, Board Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Chairman of the Edison
Electric Institute's Minority Business Development Committee, and the Department of Energy's Minority Business
Roundtable Committee. Commissioner Williams has been instrumental in structuring MWBE programs locally and acting as a
national consultant. As a visionary, he helped shape the management system structure and performance of BGE's program,
while developing new markets, and forging links with people, organizations, and communities for the purpose of economic
growth and development of minority and women owned businesses across the nation.
Commissioner Williams' efforts brought unparalleled recognition to BGE, such as being the first corporation to ever
receive an award for Corporation of the Year with recognition for its commitment to the development of minority business
in Baltimore City and recognition by Senator Paul S. Sarbanes for dedication and commitment to the Baltimore Community.
Additionally, he was awarded numerous other national and local awards for BGE and personally for the impact and
contributions he made to the business arena.
In his capacity as Procurement Administrator for BGE, Commissioner Williams coordinated and directed project contracts
for the construction of a $400 million Brandon Shores Power Plant.
Commissioner Williams graduated Magna cum Laude from Coppin State College with a degree in Management Science and holds
a Masters Degree in Administrative Science with a concentration in Human Resource Development from The Johns Hopkins
University. He has also been awarded numerous other certificates for professional achievements. Commissioner Williams
is married and has three adult children.