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Con Edison Names Energy Department Adviser To Government Relations Post

Con Edison has named Aaron Shapiro manager for Federal Government Affairs, making him responsible for representing the interests of the company and its customers in the nation’s capital.

Shapiro previously worked as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, serving as a senior adviser to former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and primary liaison to the House of Representatives.

Shapiro regularly developed and implemented strategic initiatives to build Congressional support for Energy Department initiatives, coordinated relationships with members of Congress, and briefed the secretary and other department officials in advance of Congressional hearings.

Before joining the Energy Department, Shapiro served as a senior legislative assistant to former U.S. Rep. Lois Capps of California, managing her energy, environment, and telecommunications work on the Energy & Commerce and Natural Resources committees.

He joins a government relations team headed by Kyle Kimball, Con Edison’s vice president, Government, Regional & Community Affairs, and works out of Washington, D.C.

“Our industry is changing rapidly, as customers choose options like solar, energy efficiency, and smart technology,” Kimball said. “Aaron’s knowledge of energy and environmental policy makes him an effective voice for us as we make sure our customers have clean energy choices and information about their usage.”

A native of Santa Barbara, Calif., Shapiro has a bachelor’s degree in political science and public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED) is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $48 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services through its regulated utility subsidiaries, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and its unregulated subsidiaries, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. and Con Edison Transmission, Inc.