John H. Banks III
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John H. Banks is vice president of government relations for Con Edison, where he is responsible for the management of the company’s government affairs activities as they relate to policies proposed or enacted by the city, state, or federal governments.
In 1986 he was an investigator in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations, focusing on the Parking Violations Bureau (PVB) scandal. He was later promoted to operations analyst and was assigned to monitor and review the operations of the city’s administrative tribunal agencies—PVB, Transit Authority Adjudication Bureau, and Environmental Control Board.
Mr. Banks became unit coordinator of the Infrastructure and Economic Development Unit of the City Council’s Finance Division in 1990 and deputy director of the division in 1993. As deputy director his responsibilities included negotiating the city’s budget on behalf of the City Council, briefing and testifying before the council on fiscal policy matters, and managing a staff of 40 financial analysts.
He was named director of Government Relations at Con Edison in 1999, returned to the City Council as its chief of staff in 2000, and moved to his current position in 2002.
A 1985 graduate of Manhattan College, Mr. Banks received a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College in 1992.
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