Today's Black History Month Spotlight is Tami Watkins, Government & Public Affairs Manager at Pepco and one of our Board members.
Q: What is the most important event or milestone to occur in your lifetime?
A: Coming to Washington DC when I was 8 years old as part of a family vacation. That trip was very inspirational. I believe that it was on that trip that I knew I was destined to work in public service or in some capacity of government.
Q: Who has been the most inspiring leader to influence you in your personal and professional career?
A: I have been very fortunate in my personal and professional to have had many personal positive influences. But I would have to acknowledge that my parents have been the most impactful. Their lessons and presence have contributed the most to my career and experience.
Q: What is the most important conversation that the business community should be having?
A: How are we building equity and social justice in our everyday practices? As the regions electric utility service provider, we remain committed to advancing the social vibrancy, equity, and long-term economic and environmental health of the communities we serve. Promoting energy efficiency options for for our customers, supporting local businesses, and constructing a greener and modern grid are just a few of the way we can support social justice and equity issues through our efforts
Pepco is a unit of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Pepco provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 894,000 customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
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