Danielle Smith

Danielle is a leader that has a passion for the STEM field and has expanded the image of the engineering profession, especially to women and people of color. Her desire is to use her career leadership activities in the technical field to draw others into this profession.  

Throughout her tenure at Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Danielle continually focuses on her commitment to the company and customers and improving the community by giving back through volunteer service. Danielle began at BGE in 1993 as an Engineer/Account Representative and held several positions within the company, from Gas Business Developer, Senior Engineer of Transmission Engineering, Manager of Customer Experience & Assurance, and Senior Manager of Project Management – to name a few.  In her current role, she is responsible for managing electric distribution projects and programs, along with gas and electric facilities relocations.

Her drive to excel in the field of engineering not only allowed her to achieve her career goals, but it continues to inspire Danielle’s passion for mentoring young people and for encouraging them to move into the STEM fields. Her enjoyment in helping young people succeed in STEM fields shines through as she commits her time to mentoring. Danielle serves as an outstanding role model to students and young adults, and she shares her personal success story to provide insight into why she entered the field of engineering. 

Danielle brings 28 years of experience and holds an industrial engineering degree and a master’s in business administration, both from Morgan State University.  


Current Involvement

  • Howard County Educational Foundational Board of Directors, Member
  • Exelon African American Resource Alliance (EAARA) Baltimore Chapter, Founding Member
  • Network of Exelon Women (NEW), Member
  • New Psalmist Baptist Church, Member

Notable Achievements

  • New Psalmist Baptist Church Three-Year Discipleship Program Graduate
  • Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Special Recognition Award, 2014
  • US Black/Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Women of Color Award
  • NTA Top 50 Minority Women in Science & Engineering

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