External Affairs Manager, DC Region
Born in Chicago, Moneka Cunningham served as an educator side by side, team teaching with her mother, Helen Cunningham, for over ten years. Continuing in the world of academia with an extensive background in special events, fundraising, alumni relations, and government affairs she worked with both Prince George’s Community College and Bowie State University to execute and manage numerous signature events for the institutions.
Now serving as an external affairs manager with Pepco an Exelon Company, Moneka works closely with government officials, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) and communities within the District of Columbia. She leads an enhanced community outreach effort through the Pepco Employee Ambassadors Program which launched in February of 2018. The main objective of the Pepco Employee Ambassadors Program is to keep a pulse on the community enabling the company to be more proactive in addressing customer concerns. This program has gained the attention and support of key executives, the mayor’s office, councilmembers as well as ANC commissioners.
With a passion for giving back to the community, Moneka also volunteers through Pepco’s Energy for the Community serving as team captains for both the March of Dimes March for Babies as well as the American Heart Association, leading each of her teams to #1. She also leads efforts with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Tree Project, making a strong impact on the community during the holiday season. Moneka serves as an Impact Leader for the Employee Giving and United Way Campaigns and has been recognized with numerous awards for her volunteerism and philanthropy.
Moneka graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Masters of Art in Teaching from Columbia College.