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Grammy Award Winning Artist Jill Scott Joined Essential Workers at PECO for Special Virtual Event

PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2022) – PECO, Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas utility company, offered employees in their Customer Care Operations department a special treat for Black History Month. Grammy-award winning songstress and Philadelphia native Jill Scott joined PECO senior leaders and employees for "An Afternoon with Jill Scott," an intimate, recorded conversation about what it means to overcome obstacles and rise up and lead.  

PECO's Customer Operations team is made up of 450 employees who are predominantly African-American women. The team has been responsible for providing around-the-clock customer service support to PECO's 1.6 million customers across Southeastern PA service territory throughout the pandemic. Department leaders wanted to demonstrate their appreciation for their employees' hard work and commitment to providing a world-class customer experience. "An Afternoon with Jill Scott" will also be shared with all of PECO employees during an event in celebration of Black History Month.

"Jill is a hometown legend and an artist that our employees respect and admire," says Funmi Williamson, PECO senior vice president and Chief Customer Officer. "We appreciate the sacrifices our employees make every day to serve our customers and we couldn't think of a better way to lift their spirits and remind them of our support."

Scott, warmly known as "Jilly from Philly," is known for empowering and uplifting Philadelphia communities through more than just song. Her non-profit organization, Blues Babe Foundation, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has provided extraordinary opportunities for generations of North Philadelphia families. The organization's programs are rooted in cultivating academic and artistic success in youth raised in underserved communities of North Philadelphia and Camden.

In an engaging and candid discussion, Jill talked about how her mother introduced her to art with Sunday visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and outings to the ballet at the Academy of Music which broadened her horizons. She also defined what her passions are and how they shaped her career.

"Passion is absolutely key to a joyful existence," Jill said during the conversation.

"Passion is an internal fire…It's the thing that makes you jump up in the morning, that is a passion, and it keeps you up all night and you're ok with being exhausted because of the work that you are doing," Jill said.

Jill's early experiences at Greenfield Elementary School inspired her to establish Blues Babe as an outlet for North Philadelphia youth and instill in them "another level of dream". She shared how important it was for her not to lose who she was before she became the singer we all know and love.

To hear more nuggets from Jill Scott and watch the replay of the discussion click here:

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PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 540,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company's 2,900 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship, and community assistance. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the largest fully regulated utility company in the nation with more than 10 million customers. For more information visit, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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