Gerald W. Dawes
Effective March 1, 2008 – Mr. Dawes has assumed a position as a Con Edison Executive on-loan to the
American Gas Association (AGA), where he is working with the Operations and Engineering staff of the
AGA on a wide range of federal and regional natural gas related initiatives.
Gerald Dawes is presently the General Manager of the Queens Gas Operations department for Con Edison
Company of New York (Con Edison). In this capacity, he is responsible for directing the operation and
maintenance of the company’s gas distribution system in the borough of Queens. Prior to assuming this
position in December 2004, Mr. Dawes has held various positions of increasing responsibility in several
departments within Con Edison including: Corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S);
Distribution Engineering; Customer Service; Energy Management; Electric Operations and Electric
Planning. He also previously served as an Assistant to the Chairman of Con Edison.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Dawes has been recognized by various organizations 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 also received the Con Edison/YMCA “Black
Achiever of the Year” award. He is an active member of the chapter (where he previously served as
President and currently serves as an advisor to the Executive Board). He was recently elected to serve on
the National Board of Directors for AABE.
Mr. Dawes holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University
in Brooklyn, New York. He has also attended advanced professional programs offered by organizations
such as the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), General Electric (GE), Power Technologies Incorporated
(PTI), the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and the Darden Business School at the University
of Virginia. He also participates as a volunteer with the National Urban League’s Black Executive
Exchange Program (BEEP) where he serves as a Visiting Professor to Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs); and, he also performs community service work with an organization called New
York City FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). This organization sponsors
and conducts an annual robotics competition between various high schools in the New York City area – a
competition aimed at encouraging high school students to pursue math, engineering and science careers.