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Con Edison Employees Receive 2014 Black Achievers In Industry Award

Con Edison employees Stephanie Bailey and Jean Pauyo were among 100 top African-American executives from Fortune 500 companies nationwide honored recently at the Harlem YMCA 44th Annual National Salute to Black Achievers in Industry.

The salute, "Celebrating Success, Developing Leaders and Cultivating Communities," was led by Joyce Roche, President and Chief Executive Officer of Girls Incorporated. Roche presented the keynote address at the award ceremony held in midtown Manhattan. DeMarco Morgan, former NBC New York weekend anchor, hosted the gala. Morgan is currently co-anchor at NBC’s WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Ga.

Bailey, a resident of Edgewater, N.J., is director of Application Services at Con Edison. She was responsible for the post-implementation support for Oracle EBS, the company's Finance and Supply Chain system. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Quantitative Methods from the University of Southern California, and has also completed an executive program in Information Resource Management at the Harvard Business School.

Pauyo, a native of Haiti, and a current resident of Pomona, N.Y., is a specialist in the Retail Access department at Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R), a subsidiary of Con Edison, Inc. Pauyo is responsible for reviewing and accepting alternate gas and energy services companies (ESCOs) to O&R. Pauyo's responsibilities includes looking into all aspects of ESCO applications, validating ESCO licenses with appropriate regulatory agencies, performing credit checks, calculating deposits, and monitoring various testing processes.

Pauyo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the State University of Haiti, as well as a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the City College of New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Dominican College in Blauvelt, N.Y.

The Harlem YMCA has honored more than 5,000 corporate achievers across the country. Con Edison's involvement in the Black Achievers in Industry awards dates back to the program's inception in 1970. The program recognizes African-American corporate trailblazers, promotes giving back to youth, and pools resources to prepare young people as future leaders for the 21st century.

The national salute raises funds to support the Harlem YMCA's Jackie Robinson Youth Center. In addition to the executive awards presentations, more than 50 New York City high school seniors and college students received college scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 from participating corporate sponsors including Con Edison.

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Con Edison supports hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York City and Westchester County to strengthen neighborhoods, sustain communities and improve lives. These philanthropic efforts support the arts, environment, and important educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many of Con Edison's 14,000 employees share a personal commitment to the region's vitality through their own volunteer efforts and also choose to support education by utilizing the company's matching gifts program