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Charles Washington, Director Maryland State Relations, Pepco Holdings Joins Montgomery Parks Foundation Board of Trustees

20130617 MSB 0131The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the election of Charles Washington to the Montgomery Parks Foundation Board of Trustees.  The Montgomery Parks Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously elected Charles Washington at their December 4th Board of Trustees Meeting.

Charles Washington is Director of Maryland State Relations for Pepco Holdings, Inc. In this role, Charles represents the company’s two Maryland utilities, Pepco and Delmarva Power, before state, county and local legislative bodies and presents the company’s viewpoints on relevant legislative and public policy issues.

Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) is a regional energy holding company that provides utility service to more than 1.9 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.  PHI subsidiaries Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), Delmarva Power & Light Company (DPL), and Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE), provide regulated electricity service; DPL also provides natural gas service.  PHI provides retail energy savings and renewable service through Pepco Energy Services.

Charles has nearly a decade of public affairs experience in the energy sector. Most recently, Charles served as Senior Public Affairs Manager, responsible for executing Pepco’s legislative strategy. Previously he served as a Public Affairs Manager, where he managed the company’s relationship with county and municipal government officials. Prior to joining Pepco as Public Affairs Representative in 2006, Charles worked for Duke Energy in a number of external affairs and communications roles.

Charles is a 2008 graduate from Leadership Montgomery and serves on a number of boards including the Maryland Soccer Foundation (Soccer Plex) board; Montgomery County Boys and Girls Clubs board; Maryland Clean Energy Center advisory board; and the Utility State Government Association board. He also sits on the Committee for Montgomery Board of Directors, where he previously served as Chair.

Charles has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Davidson College and a Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University.  Currently, he is enrolled in a dual degree program that will yield international business degrees from Georgetown University and Spain’s ESADE Business School. 

“We are delighted to add Charles to our Foundation Board,” said Board President Joseph Isaacs. “He brings unique professional experience, valued connections and genuine commitment to our mission.  We are all pleased he will be joining a group of other volunteer leaders dedicated to raising awareness and financial support for our county’s beautiful parks.”

Mr. Washington joins an impressive list of sitting Trustees including officers Joseph Isaacs FASAE, CAE and  CEO of the National Blood Clot Alliance, President; Scott Ritter, CFO for the Mid-Atlantic Credit Union, Vice President; Jody Kline, Attorney and Partner with Miller, Miller and Canby, Secretary; and John Robinson, Retired Planning Board Commissioner, Treasurer as well as Theresa Cameron, Local Arts Agency Program Manager for Americans for the Arts; Royce Hanson, Retired Chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board; Kelly Groff, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Tom Hucker, Maryland House of Delegates District 20; and Meredith Wellington, Retired Montgomery County Planning Board Commissioner.

The Montgomery Parks Foundation is a 501c3 organization that champions Montgomery County Parks cultivating financial support and public engagement of county residents and businesses as members, donors, sponsors and advocates.