Gerald W. Dawes
Mr. Gerald Dawes is currently a Director in the Business Ethics and Compliance Department (BEC) at Con Edison Company of New York. In this position, he is responsible for promoting ethics standards and guiding compliance with applicable laws throughout the company. He has over 30 years of broad energy industry experience particularly in the areas of construction, natural gas and electric operations.
Mr. Dawes previously held various other positions of leadership in Con Edison as well as with the American Gas Association (AGA), where he worked on a wide range of federal and regional natural gas related initiatives. At Con Edison, he has held leadership positions in various departments such as Construction, Gas Operations, Corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S), Distribution Engineering, Customer Service, Energy Management, and Electric Operations. He has also served as an Assistant to the Chairman of the company.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Dawes has been recognized for his outstanding company and community work. For example, he has been the recipient of Con Edison’s highest honor – the “Living Our Values” (LOV) award; and he has received the Con Edison/YMCA “Black Achiever of the Year” award. He is an active member of the New York chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE – NYMAC) where he previously served as President and is a current member of the Executive Board. He is a founder of an AABE student chapter at New York University (NYU) where he serves as a guest lecturer and mentors many students and colleagues. He has been recognized as the “Dedicated Alumnus of the Year” in 2017 by alums of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and he was also recognized by NYU with an award as the “Volunteer of the Year” in 2017.
Mr. Dawes is currently a Board member of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic School of Engineering (NYU-Poly)), and is the former President of the School’s Alumni Association.
Mr. Dawes holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York and has participated in various professional development programs offered by the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), General Electric (GE), Power Technologies Incorporated (PTI), and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.