Pepco Holdings Names Debbi Jarvis Vice President, Communications
Monday, July 16, 2007
Washington , D.C. -- Pepco Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: POM) has appointed Debbi Jarvis as Vice President, Communications, with responsibility for all external and internal communications for the utility holding company and its three operating utilities.
Jarvis, a former anchor/reporter for NBC4 in Washington, joined PHI in 2004 as manager of media relations. She has been PHI’s face and voice of radio and TV commercials for Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric, which together serve about 1.9 million customers in four states and the District of Columbia.
Jarvis reports to William Torgerson, PHI Vice Chairman and General Counsel. "Debbi's a very talented communicator with strong leadership skills and communications acumen that has served the company well," Torgerson said. "Her vision will play a vital role in our future development and growth."
Before joining PHI, Jarvis had 20 years of experience in TV and radio news and advertising. She co-anchored the weekend morning news at NBC4 from 1994 until 2003 and also worked as a general assignment reporter during a more than nine-year career with the station. Previously, she co-anchored the weekday morning newscasts for the CBS affiliate in Cleveland.
Jarvis graduated with a degree in International Business from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and began her career in sales, marketing and advertising in the pharmaceutical industry. She also served as a district sales manager for General Electric and was a stockbroker for Paine Webber before breaking into TV and radio sales for WWJ NewsRadio 95 in Detroit and WVIT-TV 30 in Hartford.
Jarvis has served on the boards of several charitable organizations in the Washington area and handled emcee duties for dozens more. Most recently, Jarvis served as the United Way National Capital Area regional campaign chair for the District of Columbia. In the 2007-08 campaign, Jarvis will serve as the Vice Chair for the entire UWNCA Regional Campaign.
About PHI: Pepco Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an energy delivery company serving about 1.9 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. PHI subsidiaries Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric provide regulated electricity service; Delmarva Power also provides natural gas service. PHI provides competitive wholesale generation services through Conectiv Energy and retail energy products and services through Pepco Energy Services.