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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: May 12, 2011


RED BANK WOMAN WINS
CON EDISON’S HIGHEST HONOR

NEW YORK – Connie M. Wetzler of Red Bank, N.J., is a winner of Con Edison’s highest honor, the Living Our Values (LOV) award.

This recognition is given annually to Con Edison employees who exemplify the company’s values of service, teamwork, excellence, and concern for the quality of life in their community. Five other employees also were honored.

Among the reasons that Wetzler is honored is her “customer-first attitude,” which is paramount for a company with 3.3 million electric customers – nearly 174,000 on Staten Island.

She is a senior secretary for Vice President Aubrey Braz, who oversees Staten Island electric operations and electric services.

“She can be counted on to personally follow through on customer issues with tenacity and determination,” said her boss, Braz.

During a 2010 winter storm, Wetzler personally delivered milk, juice and flashlights to a distraught Staten Island woman and her children who had lost their electricity. The customer called Wetzler “an angel that night and I will never forget her kindness.”

Among the charities that Wetzler supports are March of Dimes and Juvenile Diabetes Team walks. Closer to home, she collects clothing for “Dress for Success,” which helps women obtain business clothes for job interviews, and organizes food drives for the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Within Con Edison, Wetzler and a colleague developed a report that led to improved professional development opportunities for executive secretaries.

First presented in 1992, Con Edison created the “Living Our Values” award so that something intangible, such as an employee’s values and work ethic, could be transformed into something visible and concrete.

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