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Cinnaminson Resident Recognized by New Jersey Utilities Association

Karen Alexander received the NJUA Distinguished Service Award

Cinnaminson Resident Recognized by New Jersey Utilities Association
A Cinnaminson resident was recognized with the utility industry's highest honor by the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA).

Karen Alexander, President and CEO of KAlexander Associates, LLC, received the NJUA Distinguished Service Award during the Association’s 99th Annual Conference at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway.

Alexander was recognized for her leadership and accomplishments on behalf of New Jersey’s investor-owned utilities, according to NJUA.

Alexander is former President and CEO of NJUA, where she was responsible for strategic planning, member relations, legislative and regulatory advocacy, external communications, human resource and financial management. 

She also provided strategic leadership and counsel to the 16 investor-owned member utility companies.

Prior to that, she served as President of the New Jersey Cable Telecommunications Association (NJCTA), where she represented the cable television industry before Congress, the State Legislature, federal and state regulatory agencies, the media and the general public.

Additionally, she served as vice president of public affairs for Covanta Energy, the largest provider of energy-from-waste services in North America.

In 2012, began her own consulting business, KAlexander Associates, LLC, which provides a range of client services, including public and government relations, issues management and advocacy, trade association management, strategic planning, organizational development and public administration.

“Karen’s dedication to advancing sound public policy has been evident throughout her career. Her leadership, knowledge, commitment and passion for helping to shape environmental, energy, utility and telecommunications policy to serve the interests of those she represents and the greater community make her a deserving recipient of this year’s award,” said Andrew Hendry, President and Chief Executive Officer of NJUA.

Active in the community, Alexander is a member of the advisory council of New Jersey PACE and serves on the board of directors for P.E.I Kids and Plan Smart New Jersey.

Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brown University. She resides in Cinnaminson with her husband.

Alexander is the 26th recipient of the NJUA Distinguished Service Award and joins the ranks of past recipients who include, among others, former Board of Public Utilities commissioners, including Governor Brendan Byrne, utility company executives, attorneys and others who have made significant contributions to the industry.

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