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Stockton University, Hispanic Association of Atlantic County Recognize SJG Employee For Commitment to Latinx/Hispanic Community

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ November 29, 2021 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), is pleased to announce that David Vinokurov, Customer Outreach Specialist, South Jersey Gas, was recently named the recipient of the Nuestro Amigo/a Award by Stockton University’s Unidos organization and the Hispanic Association of Atlantic County. The award was presented at the third annual Nuestro Pueblo Award ceremony last month at Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus.

The Nuestro Pueblo Awards, with nuestro pueblo translating to “our community,” recognizes individuals and organizations making a difference in the Latinx/Hispanic community through community involvement and social advocacy. Vinokurov received the Nuestro Amigo/a, or “our friend,” award for his continual work in assisting and educating customers about South Jersey Gas’ utility assistance programs. 

“On behalf of South Jersey Gas, I am proud to receive this award,” said Vinokurov. “I am proud to work for such an outstanding company that values corporate social responsibility and demonstrates that responsibility through deeds and actions. In these unprecedented times, we’ve proven our commitment to humanity and our resilience. We will continue to support the Latinx/Hispanic community and all the communities that we serve.”

In response to the economic challenges posed by the pandemic onto utility customers, particularly customers from diverse backgrounds, South Jersey Gas customer service teams have continued to encourage customers to take full advantage of available energy assistance programs. In addition, as a committed community partner, South Jersey Gas provides vital support to organizations who serve communities in need. SJI also facilitates a Supplier Diversity Program to build mutually beneficial and lasting partnerships with local, minority-owned businesses.

“South Jersey Gas serves a population diverse in experience, background and thought. Because of this, nurturing relationships with our customers is a critical step in delivering energy solutions that fit their lives,” said Brent Schomber, President and COO, South Jersey Gas. “David has shown exemplary leadership in this area of strategic importance, and I am thrilled to see him recognized for his work.”

To learn more, visit southjerseygas.com.

About South Jersey Gas

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to more than 400,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. For more information, visit southjerseygas.com.


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