Lamont Akins

Lamont Atkins

Lamont Akins is a seasoned transformational leader with over two decades of multifaceted experience spanning public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Lamont is currently serving as Director of Governmental and External Affairs at Pepco. Lamont is responsible for engaging in stakeholder relations with local officials, community leaders and businesses, consumer and nonprofit organizations within the Pepco DC region, including advocating, shaping policy and managing issues to deliver value to our customers and key stakeholders.

Before his tenure at Pepco, Lamont served as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs (MOCA) under DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration, where he led community-driven partnerships, orchestrated crucial initiatives, and oversaw 13 constituent service offices and 12 DC Government boards/commissions, all of which function as crucial conduits between residents and the Executive Office of the Mayor.

Prior to his role with Mayor Bowser, Lamont served as the Director of Constituent Services for At-Large DC Councilmember Anita Bonds and has contributed significantly to various community development and public affairs roles with notable organizations such as AARP, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development.

An Arkansas native, Lamont holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Science in Community Development from Delta State University. He actively contributes as a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of the District of Columbia and the Board of Directors for StepAfrika!

With a deep-rooted dedication to service, Lamont is a valued lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Lamont resides in the vibrant Brightwood Park neighborhood of Ward 4 in the District of Columbia.

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Althia Henry
Special Assistant
Tel: 202.274.5700