Cynthia McCabe is the Communications Director for Pepco Holdings, a member of the Exelon family of utilities. She directs integrated communications across Pepco Holdings, providing strategic oversight, planning, and stewardship, with a focus on digital communications, marketing and advertising, and internal communications. Pepco Holdings serves more than 1.9 million electric and gas customers across Washington, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey, joining the approximately 10 million Exelon customers nationwide.
Throughout her career, Cynthia has leveraged communications expertise on behalf of a wide variety of communities and groups. Prior to coming aboard at Pepco Holdings in 2017, she worked for more than a decade in the American labor movement, leading communications teams at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), where she was the associate director of communications, and as a member of the interactive media team at the National Education Association (NEA). While at AFSCME, she represented the organization with the White House and U.S. Department of Labor, as well as serving as the organization’s communications lead to Secretary Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Cynthia’s career began in print media, and she worked as a reporter at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Fla., several papers in North Carolina, and at Harper’s Bazaar magazine in New York.
Today, Cynthia continues to write and her work has appeared in The Washington Post and Washingtonian, and she has appeared as a guest on NPR, MSNBC, and international radio. Her cover story for The Washington Post Magazine, "A Stranger Emailed," was noted in Jonathan Franzen's The Best American Essays 2016. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, as well as the Association for Women in Media. Cynthia is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.A. in English. A Maryland native, she now lives in College Park, Md., with her husband, Scott, and she enjoys taking her two children to the Zoo, just as she visited often as a child.