Thomas H. Graham Promoted to Pepco Holdings Vice President, People Strategy & Human Resources
WI Web Staff | 7/23/2013, 6:05 p.m.
Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), announced the promotion today of 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 Aug. 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 United States.
“I am grateful to Tom for his outstanding service as president of the Pepco Region for the past eight years and look forward to him bringing his exceptional leadership skills and deep knowledge of the business to his new senior executive position as PHI vice president, people strategy & human resources,” said Rigby. “Tom has a keen ability to think strategically, make sound business decisions and align to and model PHI’s cultural beliefs. His leadership and experience will serve the PHI community well.”
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.
Graham is a member and leader in numerous community organizations including serving on the board of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (chair), Maryland Chamber of Commerce (chair) and PHI Community Foundation (president). He is also affiliated with Leadership Maryland, Leadership Montgomery, Leadership Prince George’s and American Association of Blacks in Energy.
Graham has received numerous awards including being a recipient of the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leaders Award and being recognized by The Daily Record in 2013 as one of the 50 most Influential Marylanders.
Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM) is one of the largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving about 2 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey. PHI subsidiaries Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric provide regulated electricity service; Delmarva Power also provides natural gas service. PHI also provides energy efficiency and renewable energy services through Pepco Energy Services.