Donna Cooper is President of Pepco, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). She is the primary executive responsible for engaging in stakeholder relations with state and local officials, community leaders, businesses and consumer and nonprofit organizations within the Pepco region. In that capacity, she plays a critical role in shaping policy and managing issues to deliver value to our customers and key stakeholders. Cooper also serves as the public face and primary spokesperson.
Cooper has been with Pepco for more than five years. For the past three years, she served as Region Vice President, District of Columbia, and was responsible for managing relationships with the District of Columbia government, business organizations and community leaders. She also led the development and implementation of strategies for legislative and regulatory policy and testifying before the Council of the District of Columbia.
Prior to serving as Region Vice President, Cooper advanced through a series of positions including Senior Public Affairs Manager at Pepco, Policy Director to the Council of the District of Columbia, Clerk/Director of the Committee on Government Operations to the Council of the District of Columbia, Executive Director with the National Organization of Black County Officials Inc., and Assistant Professor at South Carolina State University. She was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina and Charleston Southern University.
Cooper was awarded a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Carolina State University, a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate of philosophy in political science from Howard University.
Cooper’s organizational affiliations include Mayoral Appointee, District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board, Economic Partnership Board, District of Columbia Building Industry Association Board, and D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Board.