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For Immediate Release


Ben Armstrong

202-872-2680 (media hotline)

Pepco Holdings Announces Updates to Its Operations and Support Services Leadership Teams

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2020) – As part of the effort to continue delivering top tier service, and increased reliability and operational performance, Pepco Holdings has announced four leadership appointments supporting Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco.

"We are committed to providing our customers and communities with the most reliable electricity and natural gas possible, while developing new programs that reshape the future of energy service," said Dave Velazquez, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco. "These leaders are among the best and brightest in the energy industry, and I know they will bring innovative approaches that will help us continue to deliver on our commitments."

Miguel Ortega, previously the company's vice president of Technical Services, has assumed the role of vice president of Project & Contract Management for Pepco Holdings. In this role, Ortega will oversee more than $700 million in projects to modernize the local energy grid and advance the level of service for more than 2.1 million customers. Ortega joined Pepco Holdings in 2016 after several leadership roles in Operations and External Affairs at sister company ComEd, in Illinois. Since moving to the Washington area, Ortega has connected to the community through service on the board of directors for the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as his role as executive sponsor of the Organization of Latinos of Exelon Employee Resource Group in Washington, D.C.

Bob Pinto has been promoted from director of Pepco Electric Operations to vice president of Electric and Natural Gas Operations for Pepco Holdings. Pinto came to Pepco from ComEd in 2017 where he held numerous leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Electric Operations. During the past three years, he has driven improved safety performance at Pepco and has supported record electric service reliability for Pepco's Washington D.C. and Maryland customers. He is passionate about serving the community through work with several nonprofit organizations.

Bill Sullivan, previously Pepco Holdings' vice president of Electric and Gas Operations, has become vice president of Technical Services.  In his new role, Sullivan will oversee the management of the company's electric system assets. He began his career in 1987 as a project engineer and advanced through numerous management positions in engineering, customer service, field services, meter services, accounts receivable, and electric operations. Sullivan's leadership has driven strong reliability performance and safety improvements for Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco. He serves as the executive sponsor of the Exelon African American Resource Alliance Employee Resource Group in Washington, D.C., and supports numerous volunteer and philanthropic efforts across the region.

Sam Williams has been named vice president of Support Services for Pepco Holdings. He comes to Pepco Holdings from Exelon sister company, Baltimore Gas & Electric, where he was director of Regional Electric Operations. Williams has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, including several key leadership roles at BGE. In his new role, he will be responsible for Safety, Training, Fleet, Environmental Services, Security, and Real Estate & Facilities. Williams' leadership extends beyond the business and well into the community. He is a member of Leadership Baltimore County, an active board member of the Community College of Baltimore County Foundation, and an avid volunteer with '100 For 100,' which provides meals to those in need. Williams replaces Mike Poncia who retired after 22 years with Pepco Holdings and more than 32 years in the energy industry.

Readers are encouraged to visit The Source, Pepco Holdings' online news room, to learn more about Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power, and Pepco efforts to power a cleaner and brighter future for the customers and communities it serves. 

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