The Institute of Caribbean Studies Honors Kim Watson

Kim Watson will receive the Outstanding Community Service Award

Kim Watson is described as a consummate communicator, Watson counts among her honors, recognition by the Maryland State Black Caucus, honors for her Leadership in the Black Community.  As VP for Community Affairs of PEPCO, Jamaica-born Watson has ample opportunity to turn her natural tendency for community development to the benefit of the underserved in the DC Metro area as well as to the Caribbean through Jamaica Women of Washington.    

For the past 20 years, Kim Watson has used her time and skills to improve the community in which she lives and to advocate for the issues in which she believes.

  • She has promoted women's leadership.
  • She has encouraged youth leadership.
  • Developed programs that enhance her Caribbean American community.
  • Encouraged political acumen and involvement among women and the young.
  • She's a true leader that sets an example and follows it. 

Kim Watson


  • Founding patron of the Caribbean American Political Action Committee.
  • Founding member of Jamaican Women of Washington (JWOW).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Association of the Capital Area.
  • Serves on the Women's Leadership Group for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
  • Board Chair, American Diabetes Association of Greater Washington.


Kim has successfully built significant relationships and partnerships for The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) as Vice President for Corporate Philanthropy and Partnerships for PEPCO.

The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) is an investor-owned utility supplying electric power to the city of Washington, D.C., and to surrounding communities in Maryland since the 1920s.(

Kim has managed strategic relationships with legislators, decision-makers and other stakeholders as Vice President for Maryland Affairs – Office of Government Affairs.

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