Business 100 - 2008

Burke, Kevin

Kevin Burke/Consolidated Edison, Inc.

As Chairman, President, and CEO of Consolidated Edison, Kevin Burke has spent the last 34 years at the company in varied capacities. From 2000 to 2005, Kevin was President and COO of the company’s principal subsidiary, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Before that, he was President of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison.

Kevin received a Bachelor’s of Engineering from Cooper Union, a Master’s of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
a Master’s of Science from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University. He later won the Urban Visionary in Engineering Award from his alma mater, Cooper Union.

A second-generation Irish-American with roots in Cork, Kevin says:  “My Irish heritage reminds me of the importance of family.  In family we find stability, a moral foundation, and a strong work ethic.  I also consider the many challenges that Irish people have faced, and how they met those challenges with perseverance.”

Kevin is married with two children.