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
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