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Clarissa Beyah-Taylor

Clarissa Beyah-Taylor

Clarissa Beyah-Taylor is the Vice President of Communications for Pepco Holdings, a

subsidiary of Exelon Corporation—the nation’s leading competitive energy provider.

Pepco Holdings serves 2 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and

New Jersey. Clarissa is responsible for leading an integrated communications strategy and

function including public and media relations, internal communications, marketing

communications and advertising.


Clarissa has more than 20 years of communications experience, providing global counsel and

expertise within some of the world’s largest corporations. Her experience includes building and

leading global communication teams, strategies, engagement campaigns, and crisis management

plans. She is the recipient of numerous awards for leadership in the corporate, academic, arts,

community and non-profit sectors.


Clarissa joined Exelon from GE Transportation, where she served as the global communications

leader for the $6 billion business with 12,000 employees globally. In this role, Clarissa was

responsible for shaping and leading global public relations, employee communications,

marketing communications and community relations. At GE, Clarissa also held senior

communication leadership roles for GE Healthcare IT, GE Healthcare Partners and GE

Healthcare Services.


Prior to joining GE, Clarissa spent 10 years at Pfizer where she held several communications

leadership roles including Communications Head of the $18B Established Products business

unit, Communications Director for Europe, Senior Director of Employee Communications and

several communications management roles at Pfizer Global Research and Development. Clarissa

also worked for Bayer Corporation, the American Association for Cancer Research, and

Independence Blue Cross.


Clarissa is Founder and President of the Writer’s Block Ink, Incorporated—a regional non-profit

organization based in New London, CT. The Writer’s Block is dedicated to igniting social

change on the page and stage by developing youth leaders using the arts. Since its inception

more than a decade ago, The Writer’s Block has served thousands of at-risk youth, employed

dozens of youth leaders, and brought vital programming to area schools and community partners.

Programs offer students the ability to address social issues like discrimination, domestic

violence, bullying, and incarceration through spoken word, hip-hop music, multi-media

production, dance, and performance. Students create and lead original productions which explore

these critical themes and topics.


Clarissa is also on the Board of Directors of City Year, Washington D.C. and A Wider Circle.

Clarissa holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of New Haven and a BA in

English from Rowan University. She is married with three children and enjoys creative writing

and hiking.

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