Pepco names new vice president

Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) promoted Thomas H. Graham to the position of vice president, people strategy & human resources, reporting directly to Joseph M. Rigby, chairman, president and CEO of PHI.

In his new role, Graham will be a member of PHI’s executive leadership team. He previously served as president, Pepco region. Graham will officially take over as vice president, people strategy & human resources, effective August 1. Until his successor is named, he will continue as president and primary spokesperson for the Pepco region.

Graham will be responsible for developing and implementing enterprise-wide policies and programs encompassing all aspects of human resource management including employment, employee and labor relations, employee benefits, succession planning, compensation, performance accountability, employee training, placement, organizational development, diversity programs, compliance with applicable federal laws, and management and employee assistance. PHI has more than 4,500 employees working across New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia and about 4,400 retirees throughout the U.S.

Graham has nearly three decades of experience working for Pepco and PHI in a wide array of leadership capacities. He began his career at Pepco in energy use management and served in progressively responsible positions in customer care, design and construction, and government affairs and public policy.

He also was responsible for the design, implementation and management of Pepco’s customer advisory board, trade ally program and community partnership program, which received two industry excellence awards from the Edison Electric Institute and Southeastern Electric Exchange.

Graham earned a bachelor’s degree as an honors student in business management at the University of Tampa. He also completed the executive education program in financial management at the University of Michigan and the senior executive leadership certificate program at Georgetown University.

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