From her time as president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce to her position as director of public affairs with Con Edison, Carol Conslato has dedicated much of her life to staying active within the Queens community, addressing its concerns and advocating for its interests.
“I’m very fortunate to work with a company that is so heavily involved with the community,” Conslato, a native of Southeast Queens, told the Queens Tribune in 2013.
Conslato has worked for the utility company for 34 years. As director of public affairs, she works with the community and elected officials to resolve any number of issues that arise not just in Queens, but throughout the City.
She often takes heat from residents angry at Con Edison, as she did in 2012 when frustrated homeowners in Howard Beach lashed out during a town hall meeting about the length of time it took for power to be restored to the community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Conslato served as president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce for three years, with her most recent term ending earlier this year. Her time at the Chamber saw Long Island City emerge as a tech hub, as the Chamber continues to bring more tech enterprises to the Borough.
One of her achievements as head of the Chamber was the creation and launch of the “This Is Queens” phone app, which gives tourists a rundown of the best places to eat, drink, play, sightsee and shop in the Borough and entice visitors who may otherwise never leave Manhattan to come and visit Queens.