Every month, we will be highlighting some of the wonderful companies who support PYP. We truly could not be a catalyst for positive change in our community without their continued support. This month, we are spotlighting Gulf Power. Gulf Power has been a supporter of PYP since our founding in 2006. Not only do they help to provide funding for our events and programs, but members of their staff have helped to serve as mentors through our Mentor Pensacola program, some of their YP employees have served in leadership positions within PYP, and they have opened their doors to host several of our past events. A heartfelt thank you to Gulf Power for believing in PYP, our mission, and our members.
Tell us a little about Gulf Power
Gulf Power is an energy provider serving almost half a million customers across Northwest Florida, from the Alabama border, to the Apalachicola River, to the Gulf Coast. Our customers are at the center of everything we do. We work hard to provide our customers with reliable and environmentally responsible energy, offer innovative energy services and solutions, and give back to the community we also call home.
How does Gulf Power act as a catalyst for positive change in our community?
We know we’re only as good as our people. The Gulf Power team has a strong history of supporting the communities we live in. We take pride in not only providing great service to our customers, but also in helping to maintain and enhance our region’s quality of life. We hope to better the lives of our customers through giving back, protecting and restoring the environment, and helping to create community growth.
How does Gulf Power help to attract and retain young professional talent?
Our future is in the hands of the next generation. We believe in empowering young people through a workplace culture that encourages innovation and growth, while also providing them with the support they need to live a full and healthy life outside of work. Having the sugar white sand beaches is also a plus for convincing young professionals and their families to make Northwest Florida home.
What advice do you have for young professionals who want to advance in your industry?
Jobs in the energy industry involve a diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience. But it also involves a lot of customer service. At Gulf Power, our customers are also our family, friends and neighbors. We encourage young professionals to get to know their community and make connections.
Why do you partner with PYP?
Pensacola Young Professionals is full of bright and passionate people with the power to make positive change in our communities. PYP’s mission matches Gulf Power’s end goal to better the lives of the customers we serve.