Director of Governmental and External Affairs
Pepco, An Exelon Company
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
William is a nationally recognized leader in energy policy, grid modernization and climate change. In 2015, he was first recognized by Association of Energy Service Professional (AESP) as the “One to Watch” for his contribution related to energy efficiency and sustainability. William was awarded Modern Day Technology Leader at the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Awards. As recent as 2021, William was recognized by Energy + Environment as the Nation’s Top 100 Leaders, for his work related to decarbonization and electrification transportation.
In his current role as Director of Governmental and External Affairs, William is responsible for engaging in stakeholder relations with state and local officials, community leaders and businesses, consumer and nonprofit organizations within the Pepco Maryland region. Advocating, shaping policy and managing issues to deliver value to our customers and key stakeholders.
His previous role as Senior Portfolio Manager of Energy Efficiency, William was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision for increasing Demand Side Management programs across Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva Power and Pepco for over two million customers. Work included increasing adoption of behind the meter technology and programs to help customers better manage their energy usage, while leveraging these assets to maximize grid utilization.
William currently sits on the boards for Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Montgomery, and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. William Ellis is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a master’s degree in Engineering Management and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. William has a Global Executive MBA from Georgetown University, which he completed in 2014. William is also a currently certified Project Management Profession (PMP). William is currently at Climate Justice Fellow at the University of Maryland, School of Applied Environmental Health.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT