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PECO hires Latina to join senior leadership team

Mayra Bergman is the new vice president of communications for Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility company.

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The new vice president of communications at PECO is a Latina.

Last month, Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility company announced the hiring of seasoned communications leader and professional Mayra Bergman as its new vice president of communications. 

“Mayra brings a wealth of experience to this role and we’re excited to have a proven leader like her join PECO,” Liz Murphy, PECO senior vice president of Regulatory & External Affairs, said in a press release.

In her role, Bergman will lead the development and execution of strategic communications programs, including internal and external communications, media relations, social media and advertisement, in efforts to enhance PECO’s reputation and support its business objectives.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to join Exelon [PECO’s parent company] and lead communications for PECO,” Bergman said on LinkedIn. “It’s a new chapter in my career and I’m thankful and excited for the opportunity to grow, make new connections, and engage with the Philly community.”

Bergman brings with her more than 20 years of experience as a communications leader. Recently, she led enterprise communications for Lockheed Martin’s $16 billion rotary and mission systems business. While at Lockheed Martin, she also served as executive champion for the company’s Hispanic Employee Resource Group. 

Prior to that, she served in communications leadership positions at Campbell Soup Company, GE Energy, Aga Foodservice Equipment and Ford Motor Company. 

Bergman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA from Rutgers University. In addition, Bergman also serves on the board of trustees for Allies in Caring and volunteers at the Food Bank of South Jersey.

PECO’s hiring of Bergman adds to its reputation as one of the more proactive companies in the region, in terms of diversity and inclusion. In 2019, Forbes Magazine recognized PECO on its 2019 list of Best Employers for Diversity in the U.S. The previous year, PECO was also included on Forbes’ inaugural list of Best Employers for Women. 

"We're honored to be recognized as a company where all employees feel welcomed, included and valued for who they are and what they have to contribute," Mike Innocenzo, PECO president and CEO, said at the time. 

PECO was founded in 1881 and incorporated in 1929, and delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 529,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. With more than 2,700 employees, each is dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas, as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. 

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