GDF Suez Energy Resources Names Danielle Wilks Regional Vice President, PJM, Mid-Atlantic Focus Includes Overseeing Customer Relationships

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest competitive market retail electricity providers to commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in the country, announced today that Danielle R. Wilks has been named Regional Vice President, PJM, Mid-Atlantic.

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Wilks, who has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, will oversee the management of customer relationships in five markets that are part of the PJM Interconnection: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining GDF SUEZ, she spent 10 years with Exelon Generation where she held both transactional and operational positions in wholesale and retail energy markets.  She most recently served as Manager of Key Accounts with Exelon Energy, focusing on energy sales to large, multi-regional customers.  Her background also includes wholesale energy marketing and trading with FPL and PPL, and she has been developing and streamlining sales and marketing strategies in deregulated markets for more than a decade.

"Danielle understands the business, the market, and what customers look for in a retail electric provider," said Sam Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources.  "Her experience is broad-based and relevant, and it gives her the knowledge to help the companies and institutions we serve to maximize the opportunities – and minimize the risks – that are associated with operating in a competitive electricity environment."

Wilks earned her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Lehigh University.

About GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial, industrial and institutional customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 80,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW.  The company offers electricity service to small business customers under the brand Think Energy™.

For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374.  Follow GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy and Facebook. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.  GDF SUEZ Energy North America is a part of the international energy group GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit www.gdfsuez.com.

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