National Grid Foundation Elects

Recently retired from JP Morgan Asset Management as Managing Director, Ms. Cohen was Chair of the North America Governance Committee and led the firm’s initiatives in corporate governance. She also was a Senior Client Portfolio Manager and a proven expert in investment consulting, financial management and financial communications.


Ms. Cohen is as a mentor in the Executive On Campus program and has been an Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College and is Senior fellow at the Conference Board Governance Center.

Ms. Cohen said, “It’s an honor to be named chairman of National Grid Foundation. We will continue the work we have accomplished partnering with a diverse group of non-profits. My tenure as a board member has provided a platform for us to move forward and look toward the next 20 years.”

“The board, staff and I thank Al for inspiring us and the organizations we support. His message of building stronger communities and transforming lives is paramount to the Foundation,” said Ed White, Executive Director, National Grid Foundation. “Beginning the new year with a new chairman brings excitement to the work we do. Believing in the mission and keeping our focus on creating meaningful opportunities will create a better world for all of us.”

Al Wiltshire Retires from National Grid Foundation

National Grid Foundation announces Eileen Cohen has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. She replaces Al Wiltshire who retired as Chairman in December 2018 after joining the Foundation in 2008.

Ms. Cohen, who also joined the board in 2008, has served as a board member and vice-chairman for National Grid Foundation.

as New Chairman of the Board

Eileen Cohen

After 10 years serving National Grid Foundation as a board member, vice chairman and chairman, Al Wiltshire retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Grid Foundation in December 2018.


Al began his tenure with the Foundation in 2008. He strongly believed in the Foundation’s mission to create stronger communities and a better world for all.

Thank you for your friendship, dedication and service to National Grid Foundation.

​​Thank you to the many organizations who wished us a Happy Birthday via Twitter. 

Celebrating a job well done. National Grid Foundation bids a fond farewell to Al Wilshire.

Left front to back: George Mayhew, Board Member; ​Ed White, Executive Director; Stephen Mc Caffrey, Chief  Council; Ron Jendras, Special Advisor; Right back to front: Eileen Cohen, Newly Elected Chairman; Don Lowery, Board Member; Christine Berardi, Staff Member; Al Wiltshire, Former Chairman