SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 – Ken Daly, president of National Grid for New York, will be recognized at the first annual “Kings of Kings County” Championship Awards and Networking event tomorrow, to honor Brooklyn’s businesspeople, elected officials and religious leaders whose major achievements, leadership and participation in the community help the city thrive.
Daly is responsible for the company’s New York service area which includes the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island and spans from Niagara Falls to the forks of Long island. National Grid has 1.6 million electricity customers in Upstate New York and 2.3 million natural gas customers across large portions of the state.
“I am humbled by the recognition, especially as it comes from a community where I have deep roots,” Daly said. “I am a true believer in giving back in both my personal and professional endeavors. I am happy to be a part of this great event which benefits HeartShare Human Services, an organization that National Grid has partnered with to support the community and assist with their energy efficiency needs.”
A Brooklyn native, Daly grew up in the Gerritsen Beach neighborhood, attending the parish school at Resurrection Church and went on to Brooklyn Technical High School, St. Francis College (SFC) and then on to St. John’s University and Polytechnic University, where he earned two master’s degrees. He has been with National Grid for more than 20 years, holding numerous positions in finance, human resources and customer relations.
Daly achieved the distinguished Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2002, an investment professional standard that is globally recognized. Recently he was selected as one of the David Rockefeller Fellows for 2011-2012, a program sponsored by the Partnership for New York City. Daly and his wife, Laurie, have four young children.
Daly believes strongly in giving back, especially to education which he feels was key to his success. He served as an adjunct professor for SFC for 18 years and is funding a scholarship in his name. Daly was also the past chairman of the SFC Business Advisory Council and a member of the Development Committee of the SFC Board of Trustees. He is the past chairman of the Kingsborough Community College Board of Directors and a former member of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors
Daly will be among the list of movers and shakers who have been dubbed the “Kings of Kings County” for 2011 by community newspapers The Home Reporter and The Brooklyn Spectator. The Champions Awards and Networking event will be held at El Caribe Country Club, located in Mill Basin.
National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.