Breaking Through: Key Elements to Career Navigation
A presentation by Clarissa Beyah-Taylor at INTEGRATE Chicago
About Clarissa Beyah-Taylor:
Clarissa Beyah-Taylor, Vice President of Pepco Holdings Communications for Exelon Corporation is responsible for leading the development and execution of strategic communications programs-including internal communications, media relations and advertising-to enhance the company’s reputation and effectively engage key stakeholders in support of the company’s business objectives. Clarissa leads the Pepco Holdings Communications organization spanning three of Exelon’s electric utilities including Pepco, Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva power.
Clarissa joined Exelon from GE Transportation, where she served as the chief communication officer 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. She also has held leadership roles in communications at GE Healthcare and Pfizer. Clarissa also worked for Bayer Corporation, the American Association for Cancer Research and Independence Blue Cross.
Clarissa is a strategist and community activist with more than 20 years of communications experience, providing global counsel and expertise to corporations and nonprofit organizations. Her experience includes building and leading global communication teams, driving visionary, high-impact, non-traditional strategies, engagement campaigns and crisis management plans. She is the recipient of numerous awards for leadership in the corporate, academic, arts and not-for-profit sectors.
Clarissa holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of New Haven and a BA from Rowan University. She is President and founder of the Writer’s Block Ink, Incorporated-an organization dedicated to serving and supporting at-risk youth through the arts. She is married with three children and enjoys creative writing and hiking.