Joseph P. Oates is president of Con Edison Transmission.
Most recently, he served as Con Edison's senior vice president of Corporate Shared Services, which includes the information technology, purchasing and stores, and transportation functions for Con Edison's two utility companies. In addition, he oversaw Con Edison's Competitive Energy Businesses as Chairman of the Board.
Prior to that, Mr. Oates was Con Edison's vice president of Energy Management, where he was responsible for forecasting energy demand for Con Edison's two utilities and the procurement of electricity and natural gas for utility customers. Mr. Oates has also held executive positions as Con Edison's treasurer, and in the Electric Operations and Energy Policy organizations.
He joined Con Edison in 1987.
Mr. Oates served as chairman of the New York Independent System Operator Management Committee from 2003 to 2004. He serves on the board of trustees and executive committee for Arts Westchester, and is a member of the board of directors for the Regional Plan Association.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration with a finance concentration from Fordham University and Bachelor and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College.