Middlesex Water General Counsel Jay L. Kooper Named a 2019 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards Finalist

ISELIN, N.J., April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX), a provider of water, wastewater and related utility services, is pleased to announce that its Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Jay L. Kooper, has been named a finalist for the 2019 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards in the Public Company category. This marks the second time Mr. Kooper has been named a finalist for this Award having previously been named a finalist in 2016.  NJBIZ is New Jersey's premier business news publication.

The General Counsel of the Year Awards program honors New Jersey’s standout General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers for their efforts in contributing to the success of their companies.   Finalists will be recognized and winners announced during an awards breakfast and ceremony on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at The DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset in Somerset, New Jersey.  For more information about the NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards program, please visit www.njbiz.com/events or call (732) 246-5713.

Jay L. Kooper was appointed Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Middlesex Water Company in March 2014 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and as Chair of NAWC’s New Jersey Chapter. Mr. Kooper also serves on the Board of Consultors of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Public Utility Law Section and is a Past Chair of the Section. In addition, Mr. Kooper serves on the Board of Directors of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s New Jersey Chapter and on the Board of Trustees of Temple B’Nai Abraham in Livingston, New Jersey, where he resides with his wife Jessica and sons Jordan and Ethan.

“Middlesex Water is honored that Jay has again been named a General Counsel of the Year finalist,” said Dennis W. Doll, Middlesex Water President and CEO. “This recognition is a clear reflection of his expertise in navigating critical legal and regulatory matters and his leadership within the water and wastewater industry,” said Doll.

Awards finalists were selected in five categories:  Public Company, Private Company with revenues up $500 Million, Private Company with revenues over $500 Million, Non-profit or Government Organization and Healthcare Organization.

About Middlesex Water Company
Middlesex Water Company, organized in 1897, provides regulated and unregulated water and wastewater utility services through various subsidiary companies. For additional information about Middlesex Water Company visit www.middlesexwater.com or call (732) 634-1500.   

Media Contact:
Bernadette M. Sohler, Vice President - Corporate Affairs
bsohler@middlesexwater.com, 732-638-7549
Middlesex Water Company

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