The De La Salle Medal Dinner, held each year in New York City, is Manhattan College's biggest fundraising event.
De La Salle Medal Dinner
Thursday, February 7, 2019 Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, NYC | 6:30 p.m. Reception, 7:30 p.m. Dinner
John McAvoy '80, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Con Edison
John McAvoy is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Edison Inc.
Mr. McAvoy oversees the company’s two regulated utilities, Con Edison Company of New York, and Orange and Rockland Utilities, which energize the lives of the 10 million people in its service territory. Under his leadership, Con Edison has invested more than $3 billion in renewable energy projects through its Clean Energy Businesses. Today, Con Edison is the fifth largest producer of solar energy in North America. Most recently, Mr. McAvoy oversaw the creation of Con Edison Transmission to focus on growth opportunities associated with electric transmission, and gas transmission and energy storage.
Mr. McAvoy serves on the board of directors of the American Gas Association, the Edison Electric Institute, the Partnership for New York City, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. He also serves on the board 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 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Mount Saint Mary’s College, and is a graduate of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program.
Prior to becoming Chairman of Con Edison, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Orange and Rockland Utilities, and Senior Vice President of Central Operations at Con Edison of New York. Mr. McAvoy has held numerous positions in operations and engineering during his 37 years with the company.
Eileen K. Murray '80, Hon.D.Sc. '15, Co-CEO, Bridgewater Associates, LP
Eileen Murray is Co-CEO at Bridgewater Associates, LP, the largest hedge fund in the world. She joined the firm in 2009, having held positions at the senior-most levels of leadership at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.
Ms. Murray was elected to the Board of Governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in 2016. She is also a member of the Board of the Irish Arts Center (An Claidheamh Soluis). She served on the Business Council for International Understanding and on many boards, including the YMCA of Greater New York, the Governors of Argonne National Laboratory at the University of Chicago, Inwood House in Upper Manhattan, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, OMGEO, the American Women’s Economic Development Corporation, the Trustees of Manhattan College, her alma mater, which awarded her an Honorary Doctoral Degree in 2015.
She was named one of the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by Hedge Fund Journal in 2013, and was twice cited by U.S. Banker Magazine one of the “Most Powerful Non-Bank Women in Banking.” Ms. Murray was invited to join the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and was named Irish America Magazine’s “Business 100 Best and Brightest Leaders” in 2016. She has received the Women’s Bond Club Merit Achievement Award, Legal Momentum’s Aiming High Award, the Urban Stages Humanitarian Award, the YMCA of Greater New York’s Arts & Letters Award for Outstanding Leadership and was honored as the “Afterschool Champion” by the Partnership for After School Education in New York City.