Jose Aguirre is a Hispanic American who emigrated from Nicaragua to the United States in 1978 during the Sandinista revolution. Growing up in San Francisco then later in Miami, Jose’s strong Hispanic culture remained prevalent within his family. Now residing in Drexel Hill, Jose serves as Senior Manager of Governmental & External Affairs for PECO where he leads a team responsible for key stakeholder relations with municipalities, community organizations, business corridors, and elected officials at the local and state level in an effort to align with key initiatives and policy throughout the five county PECO service territory. In 2020, Philadelphia City Council presented Jose with a Citation, honoring him for being awarded the Hispanic Heritage Month Gala Award for his contributions on improving the quality of life of the many immigrants who live and work in the city of Philadelphia. In 2017, Jose also collaborated with Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez in helping raise over $25,000 for victims of Hurricane Maria.
Prior to his role Governmental and External Affairs, Jose managed PECO’s Act 129 Energy Efficiency Commercial Incentive Program and Compressed Natural Gas program. Jose also held a seat as board member to ACLAMO, a Delaware Valley non-profit organization assisting low income Latinos in Montgomery County and, was a member of the Mexican Modernism Advisory Council for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Jose was also recognized as of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latino by Impacto magazine in 2018. Jose holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Almeda University and served four years as president for OLE (Organization of Latinos at Exelon).
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