Promotions, Announcements & Appointments

ABOVE: Pictured from left to right are Tim Cawley, Karol Mason, Dwight McBride & Councilwoman Adrienne Adams.


Con Edison announced three new appointments to its Board of Directors.
Tim Cawley, who was promoted to president and CEO of Con Edison on December 29, will also join the company’s board. Cawley is currently the president of Con Edison of New York, a position he has held since 2018.
He has spent his career at Con Edison, notably as president and chief executive officer at Orange and Rockland Utilities and senior vice president of Central Operations with responsibilities for transmission and substation operations, the steam business and construction activities.
Cawley holds an MBA from New York University and a BS in electrical engineering from Union College.
Karol Mason is president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She has a strong background in social justice and has spent her career as a fierce advocate not only in New York, but throughout the country and the world.
During President Barack Obama’s administration, Mason served as deputy associate attorney general at the Department of Justice. She spent much of her career at Alston & Bird, where she was the first African-American woman to be elected the Chair of the Management Committee at any major national law firm.
She attended law school at the University of Michigan after which she earned a coveted position as a Judicial Law Clerk in the US District Court. Mason’s business and policy experience and legal acumen will be a noteworthy addition to the board.
Dwight McBride is president of The New School. He has spent his career in higher education, holding the position of provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Emory University, dean of the Graduate School and associate provost for Graduate Education at Northwestern University and earlier in his career as a professor at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh.
An award-winning author, McBride is known as a national leader in research on African-American literature and the study of race, gender and sexuality. McBride earned a PhD in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.
McBride’s leadership as a distinguished scholar, author and academic administrator will bring a significant knowledge base to the board.


Allen Fok, P.E., of Flushing, was hired as a Water Supply Engineer with D&B Engineers and Architects.
Fok is a graduate of Manhattan College with an M.S. in Environmental Engineering. Prior to D&B Engineers and Architects he worked at Roux Environmental Engineer & Geology, D.P.C. in Islandia.
He is one of nine new hires at D&B Engineers and Architects, an engineering and consulting organization specializing in civil and environmental engineering, water supply and construction management founded in 1965. It is headquartered in Woodbury.
“Despite the many upheavals within the sector in 2020, D&B has continued our steady growth in this, our 55th year of operation,” president Steven A. Fangmann. “I’m pleased to say that our nine new employees add significant expertise and hands-on experience that enable us to expand services to our municipal and private sector clients.”


Councilwoman Adrienne Adams of south Queens was appointed chair of the Committee on Public Safety for the remaining of the current legislative term. Adams is replacing Donovan Richards, who recently assumed the role of borough president.
The Committee on Public Safety, which has oversight over the New York Police Department, is one of the City Council’s most critical committees.
It also has jurisdiction over the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, courts, legal services, district attorney offices and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
“I am committed to put forth my efforts to increase public confidence and improve the safety and well-being of all New Yorkers,” said Adams. “I look forward to putting forth a very robust agenda from my committee.”
Before being appointed to chair the Committee on Public Safety, Adams was chair of the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings, and Dispositions.
“The Committee on Public Safety plays a critical role in holding NYPD accountable and making changes to improve how the department operates,” said Speaker Corey Johnson. “Council member Adams will push the NYPD to be more transparent and practice smart and fair law enforcement.”

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