John McAvoy is chairman and chief executive officer of Consolidated Edison Inc. and its principal subsidiary, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Mr. McAvoy joined Con Edison in 1980, and has served in positions of increasing responsibility. In his last post, he served as president and CEO of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a Consolidated Edison, Inc. subsidiary that operates utility companies in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Prior to his leadership of OR, Mr. McAvoy served as senior vice president of Central Operations. His responsibilities included oversight of the electric transmission system, more than 100 substations in and around New York City, the company's primary control center, engineering and construction activities, electric and steam generating plants, and the world's largest steam system.
Mr. McAvoy serves on the board of directors of Consolidated Edison Inc., the American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, The Business Council of New York State, The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Partnership for New York City, and The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Intrepid Sea, Air Space Museum.
Mr. McAvoy holds an MBA from New York University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College. He is a graduate of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program.
Consolidated Edison, Inc., commonly known as Con Edison or Con Ed, is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues as of 2010, and over $36 billion in assets.
In 2014, electric revenues accounted for 70.54% of consolidated sales (70.84 in 2013); gas revenues 14.96% (14.74%); steam revenues 4.86% (5.52%); and non-utility revenues 9.62% (8.85%). Though the company provides an indispensable service to New York residents, a number of major incidents and service problems have negatively impacted its reputation with the public.