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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Vice President Graduates from "Leadership Maryland" Program

BALTIMORE, Md. -- John Allen, Delmarva Power Bay Region Vice President, recently completed an eight-month long leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland. Leadership Maryland, celebrating its 14th graduating class, honored this Seaford, Del., resident, along with 51 statewide classmates, at a reception and banquet in Baltimore, Md.

"I am proud to have been chosen to participate in the Leadership Maryland program," says Allen. "The experience has enhanced my knowledge of issues impacting the Eastern Shore and the rest of Maryland. I hope to utilize this knowledge in making a positive difference in the communities that Delmarva Power serves."

Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational leadership development organization, informs top-level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland and nearby states. After participating in a broad range of experiences, these statewide leaders are better prepared to address these issues and serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland's future.
"To be informed about statewide and regional issues and given the opportunity to engage and interact with other leaders who put themselves on the front line everyday has prepared these individuals to be the catalyst for positive change in Maryland," says Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Sean M. Looney. A 1996 graduate of the program, Looney is Senior Director-Government Affairs, Comcast.   
"These are the leaders to watch, now and in the future," says Leadership Maryland President Nancy Minieri. "Their experience confirms that the quality of leadership affects the success of the solutions. Problems are solved when committed, dynamic leaders with vision and passion are willing to take the risk to lead."


Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.

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