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Amaris Torres


Keeping homes warm in winter

Amaris Torres

Age: 37

Title: Capital Planning Supervisor

Organization: Peoples Gas

Amaris Torres is the capital planning supervisor for Peoples Gas, a natural gas delivery company that serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the city of Chicago and is a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group.

In her current role she assists field teams in the planning and execution of an annual multi-million-dollar infrastructure system modernization program in the city of Chicago. Prior to her current job, she worked as a senior analyst, leading various initiatives for process improvement and designing and testing a multi-million-dollar project to upgrade various financial and business applications, reports, and processes required to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the company’s financials.

She has worked for the majority of her career in the utility industry, but she took a couple of years away from corporate jobs to pursue volunteer work. For The World Race she backpacked to over 16 countries, leading and mentoring teams as they assisted local nonprofits with various community  projects. In 2015 she worked at Bibles For The World in Colorado Springs, where she was special projects coordinator. Her role was to mobilize doctors in the hills of northeastern India for free medical camps, and also to travel with sponsor parents to meet their sponsor children. After 18 months there, she decided to move back to the Midwest to be closer to family and continue her career in the utility industry at Peoples Gas.

In 2021, she was elected co-chair of the Latino employee resource group at Peoples Gas. She is a member of various committees and in her spare time she loves spending time with family and giving back to the Chicago community.

Amaris Torres is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance with a minor in Spanish business.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9

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