Director, Workforce Development
Tanika is responsible for the governance and oversight functions of Exelon's industry-leading workforce development strategy. Exelon's workforce development strategy and programs pursue economic equities in underserved and under-resourced communities by addressing key focus areas, including STEM education and awareness, barrier reduction and elimination, opportunity creation and partnership and thought leadership through coalition building, policy advocacy, and authentic community engagement. Success in this important area relies on strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders; a clear understanding of Exelon’s workforce development story, encouraging buy-in and ambassadorship; collaboration and efficiencies with the sharp and experienced workforce development leaders and on-the-ground practitioners at each of Exelon's six utilities; and a shared vision and plan for executing our priorities -- all key components of the governance and oversight role Tanika leads. Tanika is a strong writer, communicator, storyteller and strategist, and a collaborative team leader. She is an experienced client and program/project manager, adept at working with myriad personalities, organizational cultures, complicated material, multiple overlapping projects, high-pressure deadlines and high expectations. Tanika is vice president of the board at The Green School of Baltimore, a public charter committed to providing a quality education and nurturing environment for city children. She also serves on the board of Elev8 Baltimore, a nonprofit initiative working to ensure that Baltimore’s middle grade students (5-8) succeed in school and in life. She is immediate past president of the board of the Baltimore Urban Debate League, which uses debate to improve educational and life outcomes for disadvantaged students in the city. Tanika is a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C., and lives in Baltimore with her husband and three children.