Con Edison appoints new general counsel

Jan 30, 2020
Deneen Donnley joins New York utility from USAA

Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) has recruited Deneen Donnley as the utility’s new senior vice president and general counsel, succeeding Elizabeth Moore, who retired at the end of December.

Donnley joined Con Edison having spent the last nine years at USAA in San Antonio, Texas. USAA, a private holding company for a diversified group of financial services firms with members rather than shareholders, won Corporate Secretary’s 2017 Corporate Governance Award for best overall governance at a private company. Donnley spent the last four years as USAA’s executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and the previous five years as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of USAA’s federal savings bank.

She worked between 2000 and 2010 as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at ING Direct USA. In that role, she managed legal and compliance issues for the ING Direct bank and its subsidiaries in Wilmington, Delaware. Earlier in her career, she spent six years as a staff attorney for the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, and she spent two years as a budget analyst for the City of New York.

Con Edison delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

‘We are very fortunate to have someone of Deneen’s caliber on board to lead our legal team,’ says Con Edison chair and CEO John McAvoy in a statement. ‘Deneen brings a wealth of experience as a general counsel and as a thought-leading attorney, helping to manage dynamic businesses through a period of fast-paced marketplace change. The challenges Con Edison faces as we move to a renewable, low-carbon energy future where customer needs drive our strategic actions will leverage her strengths and resourcefulness.’



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