General Manager, Manhattan Energy Services, Consolidated Edison of NY, Inc.
Daniel Chen is a Department Manager at Consolidated Edison of NY, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the US, and leads the Manhattan Energy Services Department responsible for the gas and electric customer service projects that are defining the community and reshaping the skyline of Manhattan. In partnership with the city homeowners, businesses, developers and government agencies, Daniel’s group project manages over 15,000 projects annually to ensure gas and electric is delivered to the customers in a safe, reliable, and timely manner.
Daniel is a US Army veteran and served honorably as a Combat Engineer in the 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, and 3rd Infantry Division. Daniel achieved the rank of Captain before returning to the “civilian world” in 2002, where he joined Con Edison as an Operating Supervisor in Electric Operations. Over the 16 years with Con Edison, Daniel has held various positions of increasing responsibilities with Construction, Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Project Management.
When not at work, Daniel is committed to creating and developing opportunities where, in a safe environment, children and young adults can receive positive direction and guidance from caring adults. Daniel volunteers his time and has served on the Board of Directors and as President for the JEHB Little League in Queens. He is active member of Shelter Rock Church and was the Friday Night Kidz Blast Program Director. Daniel volunteers as the coach for the Promise International Ministries’ youth volleyball outreach program. As a graduate of the United States Military Academy (West Point), Daniel continues to be an active supporter of physical and academic programs at the Academy, such as the Margin of Excellence Program and the Army A-Club. Additionally, Daniel coordinates multiple networking events each year with other West Point Alumni and leaders of industry, providing an opportunity where the invited cadets can to talk with, and learn from these leaders. The family-based events and has allowed children to meet and talk with the West Point cadets. Through the years, high school students attending these events have gained a better understanding of Cadet-life at the Academy, the responsibilities facing them upon graduation, serving as an Army Officer, and continued service after. Due in part to these events, some have applied to the academy. Most recently, Daniel is proud to share that his oldest son Timothy, is completing his 1st year at West Point.
Daniel graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996 with a BS in Civil Engineering, and from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in 2001 with a MS in Engineering Management.