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Amaris N. Torres

Age: 37

Title: Capital Planning Supervisor

Organization: Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company

Amaris Torres is the Capital Planning Supervisor for Peoples Gas, which is 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 manages the risk management and capital planning team. Her team leads multiple initiatives that impact different departments across the company in the cost effectiveness, planning and execution of our largest project that takes place annually until around 2040. This multi-million dollar infrastructure System Modernization Program (SMP) is needed to upgrade the natural gas delivery system to ensure safe and reliable natural gas services to the residents and businesses in the city of Chicago. Prior to her role as the Capital Planning Supervisor, she worked as a Senior Analyst, leading various initiatives for process improvement and designing and testing a multi-million dollar SAP project which was responsible for overseeing the upgrade of various SAP financial and business applications, SAP reports, and processes that were required to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the company’s financials.

She worked the majority of her career in the utility industry, however, she took a couple years away from corporate to pursue volunteer work with The World Race where she backpacked to over 16 countries leading and mentoring teams as they assisted local non-profits in various projects for their communities. In 2015, she worked at Bibles For The World (BFTW) in Colorado Springs, CO where she worked as the Special Projects Coordinator. Her role was to mobilize doctors in the hills of Northeast India for free medical camps and also traveled with sponsor parents to meet their sponsor children. After 1.5 years of working for BFTW, 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 to be the co-chair of Listo!+ (Latino-Inspired Support for Talent and Outreach) which is 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