Honoree: Anthony Fernicola ’78, President, Chief Customer Officer, Salesforce
Anthony Fernicola is Salesforce’s President, Chief Customer Officer and is responsible for bringing the power of Salesforce to the world’s largest organizations. Prior to this role, Tony was President of the Salesforce Enterprise Business Unit leading that organization worldwide.
Tony has a 40 -year track record building high-performance teams that deliver customer success.
Before joining Salesforce, Tony served as Senior Vice President at Oracle, where he grew the North America Technology Organization (NATO) into one of the company’s largest revenue-generating business groups.
During his 17-year career at Oracle, Tony was widely recognized for leading key transformational initiatives for the company’s technology license business, engineered systems business and financial services business. In addition to leading Oracle’s NATO group, he served in various other leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts, General Manager and Senior Vice President of the Financial Services Licensing and Consulting Services Business and Group Vice President for Oracle’s Financial Services Business Unit in North America.
Tony began his career at Unisys, where he spent 16 years in various leadership roles in sales and product management serving the financial services industry.
Tony holds a M.B.A. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Manhattan College.
Honoree: John McAvoy '80, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Con Edison
John McAvoy ’80, CEO of Con Edison, received the De La Salle Medal at Manhattan College’s annual De La Salle Medal Dinner on February 7 at the Grand Hyatt in midtown Manhattan.
The 2019 De La Salle Dinner raised a record-breaking $2.1 million in essential, unrestricted income, the most critical form of funding for the College. A 1980 graduate of Manhattan College, McAvoy oversees all Con Edison company operations, including those of its two regulated utilities, Con Edison Company of New York, and Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R), as well as Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, and Con Edison Transmission. Under McAvoy’s leadership, Con Edison has invested more than $4 billion in renewable energy projects, and has become one of the nation’s top solar energy producers.