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Jen Hensley


Member of the NYSERDA Board
Appointed June 2024 

Work History

Jen is the senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at Con Edison, the energy company serving the 10 million people of New York City, Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties. In her role, she oversees Government and Community Relations, Regulatory Affairs, Communications, Marketing, and Philanthropy departments. She is a member of the company’s Corporate Leadership Team. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Union Square Partnership Board of Directors.

Before joining Con Edison, Jen headed Government Relations for Lyft, leading the company’s practice across the US and Canada. Previously, she served as President of Link for Intersection, Executive Director of the Association for a Better New York, Senior Adviser to the Chairman at Empire State Development Corporation, and Assistant Vice President at the Alliance for Downtown New York. She also held positions in finance at Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.


Jen serves as Chair of the Board of Pursuit, a tech training organization, as well as Co-Chair of the Board of the Union Square Partnership. She is a member of the Board of the Association for a Better New York and the Regional Plan Association.


A graduate of Barnard College, Jen also holds a Master of Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a Master of Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.