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Two Con Edison Employees Honored With Black Achievement Award

Utility veterans from Brooklyn, Glen Ridge, N.J. Earn Recognition -- Two Con Edison managers have earned the Black Achievers in Industry Award from the YMCA for their professional performance, community service, and dedication to corporate environmental excellence.

Rod Herbert, general manager of Facilities Operations and Maintenance, and David Pearce, department manager for Manhattan Regional Engineering, were honored at the recent 46th Annual Harlem YMCA National Salute to Black Achievers in Industry Awards ceremony.

Herbert, a resident of East Flatbush in Brooklyn, has been with Con Edison since October 1987, while Pearce, who lives in Glen Ridge, N.J., has worked for the company since July 2006.

Herbert leads a team that provides support services so tenants can function safely, comfortably, and effectively while maintaining regulatory building compliance.

He is active as a mentor both in and outside of the company, and many young adults have benefitted from his example and generosity. For the past 15 Thanksgivings, he has volunteered at soup kitchens, providing meals.

Pearce leads a team responsible for network planning to support the reliable operation of the Manhattan electric grid. He has tutored students in math at Washington Irving High School and volunteered with the Sierra Club Inner City Outings program.

He was selected to participate in the Black Executive Exchange Program, a partnership between the National Urban League and U.S. companies that arranges for African-American executives to serve as visiting professors at colleges. He was a visiting professor at Alabama A&M University.

The Harlem YMCA has honored more than 5,000 corporate achievers across the country and their national salute raises money to support the YMCA's Jackie Robinson Youth Center.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $46 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas, and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

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