Alfred C. Koeppe
“As a board member for The Newark Trust for Education, I am dedicated to helping the city of Newark establish effective and sustainable education reform policies. We must put an end to the high turnover of efforts and initiatives.”
Alfred C. Koeppe is currently the CEO of the Newark Alliance. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic-New Jersey.He began his career with New Jersey Bell in 1969 in the Operations Department, later became a trial attorney for the New Jersey Department of the Public Defender and for AT&T in the Department of Justice antitrust case. In 1993, he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic-New Jersey. Subsequently, he joined PSE&G and become President and COO of that firm in March 2000.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Trailblazer Award, presented by the Council for Action for Minority Professionals; the Diversity Award, presented by the Consortium of Information Technological Executives; the Anti-Defamation League’s Americanism Award; the NCCJ Humanitarian of the Year Award; and both the NAACP’s and AFL-CIO’s Corporate Leader Award.
Mr. Koeppe served as Chairman of Chief Justice Wilentz’s Supreme Court Commission to reform the New Jersey Court System and has also chaired the following institutions: the New Jersey Higher Education Commission, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. As part of his reform efforts, in 2005, Acting Governor Richard Codey requested Mr. Koeppe to assume the Chairmanship of the New Jersey Schools Construction Corporation with a mandate to restore its financial integrity. He is a member of the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
Mr. Koeppe received his BA from Rutgers University, Newark and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.