Darryl Stokes is Vice President of Electric Transmission & Substations. He is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of BGE’s electric transmission system, including transmission and substation construction, operation and maintenance, transmission control room operations, NERC Reliability Standards Compliance and PJM interactions.
Stokes has over 30 years of experience with BGE. Throughout his career he has rotated through several technical and leadership assignments in key substation engineering and construction areas, transmission operations, human resources, project management, and engineering and standards. He most recently played an active role in engineering recruitment and development activities through partnerships with area colleges and universities and leadership of the Engineering/Student Recruitment & Development Team. He has also served with several industry groups including Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES), Southeast Electric Exchange (SEE), and Baltimore Chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).
Stokes is actively involved in civic and STEM related activities. He is currently Chair of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) and a board member of the Baltimore Polytechnic Foundation. He formerly served on numerous boards including Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Howard County Public Works Board, Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy, Maryland Business Roundtable Strategic Committee, Columbia Foundation and Leadership Howard County.
Stokes is married to Donna and they reside in Ellicott City, Maryland.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electric engineering from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a 1993 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Program.