Meet Dorvel Offord: Men of Excellence Men of Excellence 2023

Men of Excellence Honoree Dorvel Offord

Men of Excellence Honoree Dorvel Offord

Dorvel Offord has worked for ComEd for more than 24 years, holding key positions within the company, including his current role as Director of Electrical Operations. However, what he is accomplishing in his community has been just as impressive.

Offord works with young men ages 14 to 18 at the Rowe-Clark Academy of Mathematics and Science in Humboldt Park. He mentors them through a group of ComEd volunteers called “Young Men’s Life Coaches.”

Offord provides guidance and support to these teens, encouraging them to “choose the hard good over the easy bad as they express themselves and plan for their future.” he claimed.

As their life coach, Offord also teaches these young people how to answer the following: “How can I make my tomorrow better than my yesterday?”

It’s a philosophy that has served Offord well at ComEd, where he has established a track record of taking on many large projects and adding value to his company and customers.

Ultimately, Offord embodies what it means to be a Chicago Advocate Man of Excellence. He is a black man walking in his purpose while helping the next generation of young men to do the same.

Mr. Offord will be among 50 honorees at the Chicago Defender Men of Excellence event on June 16 at 6 pm at the Tinley Park Convention Center. For tickets and tables, visit

About the Chicago Defender Men of Excellence:

Each year, Chicago Defender is proud to recognize African American men in our community who inspire others through their excellence, vision, leadership, achievements, and commitment to empowerment in multiple ways. We are proud of the achievements of these men who are doing amazing things across broad spectrums of society.

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