Township Native Recognized for Service, Dedication and Leadership
MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Winslow Township officials recently honored Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) Chairman Joseph M. Rigby, recognizing his outstanding service, dedication and leadership. A proclamation was presented by Winslow Township Mayor SueAnn Metzner during the township committee’s general meeting.
The mayor recognized Rigby for his successful leadership in business and support of the community. “You don’t get to the top without giving extra effort and a lot of work,” she said. “We want to recognize the efforts of Winslow Township’s Joe Rigby. He has truly gone far.”
Rigby, a native of the township, said he was humbled by the recognition. “I’m very proud to say I was born and raised in Winslow and that I am a graduate of Edgewood Regional High School.”
Township Committeewoman Marie Lawrence announced that the proclamation honors Rigby in his new role as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of PHI as well as his capable leadership in numerous other roles throughout the company; his established model for emulating and setting a standard of excellence toward which others might strive; being an esteemed member of the Winslow Township; building a distinguished career and for dedicating invaluable time and energy to his community, and earning a reputation as an executive of integrity, dedication, and vision.
Township Committeeman Russell Bates said Rigby serves as a strong role model. “We like to see people move to the top,” said Bates, a former teacher of Rigby. “A lot of people look at you and say, if Joe can do it, I can too.”
PHI is the parent company of Atlantic City Electric, Potomac Electric Power Company -- an electric utility serving Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland -- and Delmarva Power -- an electric and natural gas utility serving Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Under Rigby’s direction, PHI provides utility service to nearly two million customers, including more than 547,000 customers in Southern New Jersey.
Rigby joined Atlantic City Electric in 1979 and advanced through a number of management positions.
He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of PHI effective March 1, 2009.
He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Rutgers University and a master's degree in business administration from Monmouth University. He also is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of New Jersey.
Rigby serves on the boards of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Greater Washington Initiative and the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. He is Chair of the Finance Committee of the United Way of the National Capital Area. Rigby is a member of the Rutgers-Camden School of Business Executive Advisory Board and a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He previously served on the Delaware Governor's Energy Task Force and as Conectiv's United Way Corporate Chairman.
Rigby also was recognized by Camden County Freeholders and Legislative District 6.
Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.