William M. Suggs is an energy professional with 30 years of experience that has spanned the areas of natural gas, steam, and environmental health and safety. He was chosen to lead the Fleet Safety Program Committee which was designed to reduce the vehicle accident/incident rate in Con Edison. He served as the chairperson of the Work Area Protection Committee which facilitated improvements in work area safety. William’s charge is excellence in the environment and the safety of consumers, employees, infrastructure and property. Currently, William is a Senior Specialist in the Environmental Health & Safety Department at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
Prior to stepping into the EH&S arena, William was an Operating Supervisor in the Steam Operations Department. He was responsible for the coordination, testing, and calibration of steam equipment. He also spent a few years serving as a draftsman in the Central Engineering Department working on electric subsurface projects. He has experience working on gas mains, interference projects and in corrosion and encroachment facility operations. He has supervised gas and steam crews who carried out operations in commercial buildings as well as on the critical distribution system. He has expertise in monitoring O&M and capital budgets.
William earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Manhattan College, cum laude. He has earned a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College.
His technical training beyond college includes, Advanced Incident Commander training, various OSHA qualifications, and Gas Distribution Planning. William is a Registered Gas Distribution Professional with the Gas Technology Institute. The Emergency Management Institute of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) granted William a certificate in National Incident Management Systems. The American Society of Safety Engineers granted William a certificate in Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis. The Mediation Training Institute granted William a certificate in Managing Workplace Conflict.
William is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy. William is the New York Chapter President for AABE. AABE is a non-profit, national organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., with chapters throughout the country. It is an association of energy professionals dedicated to ensuring the input of minorities into the discussion and development of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, entrepreneurial opportunities and environmental issues. AABE provide College Scholarships on a local, regional, and national level for high school graduates that are interested in studying science, engineering and technology.
William is a recipient of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, the Rosa Parks Democratic Club Public Service Award, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Central Brooklyn Community Service Award. He was honored by the NAACP-Brooklyn Branch “Making a Difference” Award, 100 Black Men of Long Island “Energy” Award, the Bedford YMCA Honors the Best of Brooklyn– “Reginald Butts Social Responsibility” Award, the 500 Men Making a Difference “Man of Distinction” Award and Long Island University-Brooklyn “Community Service” Award.
William is a member of the Board of Directors for Brooklyn Home for Aged People and Stuy-Park Housing Company Inc. in Brooklyn, N.Y. William is a member of the Comus Club, Inc. He is also a Prince Hall Mason, African Lodge 459. William served as a member of Community Board Eight in Brooklyn.
William resides in New York City with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.