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Con Edison Employees Receive “2015 Black Achievers In Industry Award”


Con Edison employees Delfina Isaac and Julius White were among 22 African-American executives from Fortune 500 companies nationwide honored recently at the Harlem YMCA 45th Annual National Salute to Black Achievers in Industry (BAI).

The salute, “Celebrating Success, Developing Leaders and Cultivating Communities,” was held at an award ceremony in midtown Manhattan.

delfinaissac-conedIsaac, a lifelong resident of Queens, N.Y., is a section manager of Transportation Operations at Con Edison. She is responsible for an employee team that safely maintains and repairs an expansive corporate fleet of vehicles of various types and sizes.  She also evaluates and implements departmental plans upgrading transportation performance in accordance with automotive industry practices.

She also created a new eLearning course for company employees in vactor truck winterization, and earned a patent for “Machine Learning for Power Grid,” an innovative method to determine repairs priorities for the electrical grid.

Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and a Master of Science degree in Statistics – both from Stony Brook University in New York.

juliuswhite-conedServing as a section manager in Stores Operations, Julius White is also a native of Queens, N.Y. and currently resides in Bronx, N.Y.  He leads a team of nearly 70 employees, and is responsible for managing approximately $145 million worth of utility inventory and oversees 350,000 material transactions annually.

White earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., and a Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University in Queens, 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.

Proceeds from the event support the BAI Corporate Scholarship Program, which to date has awarded nearly 500 scholarships to motivated African-American New York City high school students in pursuit of higher learning, equating to nearly $1.2 million in funds to supplement their educational costs. Thanks to the program’s corporate partners, 51 students will receive

$127,000 in scholarships this year.

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.

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