New School President Dwight A. McBride Appointed to Consolidated Edison Inc.’s Board of Directors

New School President Dwight A. McBride

NEW YORK, November 20, 2020 -- Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy-delivery companies, has named New School President Dwight A. McBride to its Board of Directors. President McBride will formally join the Con Edison Board on January 1, 2021.

With nearly three decades in higher education, President McBride is an experienced leader and accomplished educator and author. He brings this experience to bear as he leads The New School to advance its strength as the only university in the world with a large and comprehensive design school alongside renowned programs in the social sciences, humanities, and performing arts.

Founded in 1823 as the New York Gas Light company, Con Edison provides electric, gas, and steam service for the 10 million people who live in New York City and Westchester County. With approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $60 billion in assets, the company delivers a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through the following subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a regulated utility providing electric, gas and steam service in New York City and Westchester County, New York; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,300-square-mile-area in southeastern New York State and northern New Jersey; Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., which through its subsidiaries develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects and provides energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers; and Con Edison Transmission, Inc., which through its subsidiaries invests in electric and natural gas transmission projects.

Founded in 1919, The New School was established to advance academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. A century later, The New School remains at the forefront of innovation in higher education, inspiring more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students to challenge the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The university welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and public programs that encourage open discourse and social engagement. Through our online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.



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