For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The
Washington Business Journal announced today that Pepco Region President Donna
Cooper was named as one of 25 recipients of the Women
Who Mean Business award for 2014. The
annual event recognizes the region's most influential women who have made a
difference in their communities.
Cooper is the
primary executive responsible for engaging in stakeholder relations with state
and local officials, community leaders, and business, consumer and nonprofit
organizations within the Pepco region. She plays a critical role in shaping
policy as well as managing and mitigating issues to deliver value to customers
and key stakeholders. Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI),
provides safe and reliable electric service to more than 801,000 customers in
the District of Columbia as well as Montgomery and Prince George's counties in
Pepco six years ago, Cooper served as policy director to the Council of the
District of Columbia as well as clerk/director of the Committee on Government
Operations, Council of the District of Columbia.
has served on the board for the Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board since
2009 and also serves on the boards of the District of Columbia Chamber of
Commerce, the District of Columbia Building Industry Association, the Montgomery
County Workforce Investment Board Inc. and others. She also is a 2014 graduate
of Leadership Greater Washington.
She holds a doctorate in
political science from Howard University, a master's degree from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from South Carolina State
University. She also was an assistant professor of political
science at South Carolina State University and an adjunct professor at the
University of South Carolina and Charleston Southern University.