Our company has made strides on diversity, equity, and inclusion, but we know we have more to do. As society’s understanding of DE&I evolves, so does our understanding. Our goal is always to do better today than we did the day before.
In 2021, our company continued to deepen its dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We adopted new policies to enhance DE&I. We continued the internal dialogue about DE&I that has enabled employees to educate and learn from one another. We carried our DE&I commitment into the communities we serve. We improved diverse hiring and workforce representation. And we published our first public report solely focused on DE&I.
We continue to be recognized for the progress we are making. Among other things, we were recognized again as one of the best employers for women and for diversity (by Forbes); received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index and were named one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign; were recognized for Excellence in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce; and were honored as one of two national corporations of the year by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council.
While we do not champion DE&I for the accolades, we appreciate the honors as validation that our efforts are producing tangible benefits.
Regina J. Elbert, Senior Vice President–Human Resources
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Regina Elbert grew up thinking she wanted to be an engineer or a scientist — until she joined her high-school debate club, which led her instead to Harvard Law. She clerked for the Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court before entering private practice and eventually joining Dominion Energy as an in-house attorney. Gina has held a variety of leadership positions at Dominion Energy. Now, as Senior Vice President-Human Resources, she is responsible for everything from employee compensation to talent acquisition and leadership development — and still finds time to volunteer for a host of worthy causes, including the YWCA of Richmond, the Richmond Forum, and Bon Secours Richmond Health System.
“A diverse workforce means that we can apply multiple perspectives to any situation,” Gina says. “My goal is for all of our employees to know that their unique voices are valued in support of our shared mission.”
Maria Pia Tamburri, Vice President–DE&I and Employee Engagement
A native of Argentina, Maria Pia Tamburri came to the United States with her family when she was eight. She has worked in the White House as a director of specialty media in the administration of President George W. Bush and in Stuttgart, Germany, with the U.S. Africa Command. Today, as Vice President-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Employee Engagement, she helps make Dominion Energy a place where people can do their best work by being their most authentic selves.
“I am passionate and truly believe in the work we’re doing around DE&I,” Maria Pia says. “DE&I is a journey, and I am honored to lead this effort at Dominion Energy. It’s very uplifting to come to work each day knowing you are making an impact.”