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Episode 054 – Wendell Dallas, President & CEO, Nicor Gas 

Tune in to the Executives’ Exchange for a powerful conversation between Wendell Dallas, Nicor Gas CEO, and Ralph Cleveland, President of the American Association of Blacks in Energy. In this episode, they delve into Wendell’s career, sharing insights on mentorship and why being a mentor keeps you grounded. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience on August 22, 2023.

0:00 – Intro 

0:22 – Introducing Dallas 

1:45 – Early childhood and upbringing 

6:47 – Where Dallas went to school 

7:56 – Influence of Dallas’ grandmother  

10:03 – Dallas on being a father, and his kids 

11:00 – Principles and lessons learned through raising kids 

15:36 – Passions in the role Dallas is in as a CEO 

21:28 – Greatest success as the CEO of Nicor Gas 

27:48 – Dallas’ first winter in Chicago 

28:31 – Message from sponsors, Shure 

29:02 – How Dallas shapes his career over time– networking, mentors, etc 

36:29 – Being president of a company in a post-Covid world 

41:01 – Rapid fire questions 

43:42 – Outro  

Episode Link: Nicor Gas 

Guest Host: Ralph Cleveland, President, The American Association of Blacks in Energy
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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