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Robert Schimmenti

Senior Vice President of Electric Operations

Con Edison




Robert Schimmenti is senior vice president of Electric Operations for Con Edison. His organization is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to the nine million people living in New York City and Westchester County. Mr. Schimmenti and his team manage the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the nation's most reliable electric system, with more than 130,000 miles of underground and overhead electric cable.

He joined Con Edison as a management intern in 1987, and has held senior level positions in Electric Operations, Electric Construction, Control Center Operations, and Substation Operations. He served most recently as vice president of Engineering and Planning.

Mr. Schimmenti demonstrates his commitment to developing leaders through mentoring in Con Edison's executive development program, and by teaching senior managers in the company's Business Academy.

He continues his advocacy for developing future generations and a sustainable environment through his work on the board of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as well as the board of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE), a high school mentoring program.

Mr. Schimmenti earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Hofstra University and a master's degree in management technology from Polytechnic University.