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Con Edison systems manager from Queens wins company award for extraordinary character, skills

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Alicia Copeland-Barrett, is one of the six 2022 Con Edison Living Our Values award. (Photo courtesy of Con Edison)

A Con Edison systems manager from Queens, Alecia Copeland-Barret, has won the Living Our Values Award at Con Edison. The award is given to high-achieving employees who demonstrate extraordinary character and skills.

Copeland-Barret is a systems manager in the Work Management Solutions Design Engineering group at Con Edison. She was given the company’s highest honor because of her relentless focus on customer service and operational excellence, as well as her dedication to strengthening New York City’s communities.

“In a company as big and complex as Con Edison, the opportunity to update and improve systems and processes never ends,” Copeland-Barrett said. “It’s a joy working to find ways to help our company’s workers do their jobs as productively and safely as possible, and I’m honored to receive this award.”

Copeland-Barrett began her career with Con Edison in 2005 as an analyst in gas operations. In the past 17 years, she has managed numerous large, complex projects that streamlined business processes, reduced costs for the company and its ratepayers, and improved safety. 

She is known by her co-workers as someone with a can-do attitude and focus on going the extra mile.

“Alecia’s attitude is that every problem has a solution, and any desired result is achievable,” said Denise Reid, director of IT Work Management Solutions. 

“Even small improvements in our operations can meaningfully influence the lives of our workers and customers. Above all else, Alecia wants to see Con Edison’s women and men return home safely to their families each day, and her work has made a lasting impact in this area,” Reid added.

Copeland-Barrett is a member of the IT group’s local Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council. She continually demonstrates her commitment to making sure that all team members have a seat at the table and know their ideas are valued.

Outside of work, she volunteers working with young women living in shelters in Brooklyn and mentoring college-bound students in the Bronx and Harlem.

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