Mary Jane McCartney served as Con Edison’s Senior Vice President, Gas Operations, from October 1, 1993 until her retirement in May 2009. She joined Con Edison in 1980 as Director, Fuel Oil Supply and subsequently served in a variety of executive posts ranging from Assistant Vice President, Environmental Affairs to Vice President, Queens Customer Service, to Vice President, Gas Supply. In each position, she was the first female to have held the job.
Prior to joining Con Edison, Ms. McCartney served in a variety of trading and analytical posts at Royal Dutch/Shell. Ms. McCartney earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Fordham University and did graduate work in Math and Computer Science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. In 1996, she earned a Certificate in International Business at INSEAD University in Fontainebleau, France.
Since 1992, she has been a trustee of the New York Hall of Science and for several years served as a Vice Chair. She also is serving her third term on the Fordham College Board of Visitors, having chaired that group for three years ending in June 2010. She has served as a board member for the Alive in Hope Foundation of the Diocese of Brooklyn since 2007. Past board services include: president of the Society of Gas Lighting, five-year chair of the board of the Institute of Gas Technology, and several years as a director of the Northeast Gas Association.
In 1985, Mary Jane was named to the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers, and in 2008 she was named one of New York City’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business.
She has been married to retired attorney and Fordham College and Law graduate George McCartney for 40 years. They raised their four children in New York City, and look forward to the births of their sixth and seventh grandchildren this coming August.