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Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) has announced that Karen Lefkowitz, vice president of business transformation, has been appointed to the board of directors of the GridWise Alliance for a two-year term.

The GridWise Alliance is a coalition of public and private stakeholders that advocates for a smarter grid. The alliance facilitates collaboration among stakeholders to promote, educate and advocate for the adoption of smart grid solutions. Its membership includes more than 100 utilities, technology companies, telecommunications companies, equipment manufacturers and academia.

"We are very pleased to welcome a recognized industry leader like Karen to our board of directors,” says Bob Shapard, chairman of the GridWise Alliance. “GridWise Alliance will benefit greatly from Karen’s deep knowledge and extensive experience in the utilities industry.”

An industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Lefkowitz is responsible for leading PHI’s initiatives to implement business processes and advanced technologies designed to help customers better manage their energy use and costs, improve reliability and customer service, and support environmentally friendly programs. She is responsible for the mass deployment of smart meters and enabling the smart grid throughout the PHI service territory.

Lefkowitz currently serves on the board of directors of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C., and also served as the executive sponsor for the PHI United Way Campaign.


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