(MENAFN – GlobeNewsWire – Nasdaq) itemprop=”articleBody”>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