Ed Abaid CE'76


I am running for a seat on the CUAA council for another term for several reasons.  I have  always been grateful for the value of the education I received at Cooper Union, which has led  me to feel a sense of personal responsibility to give back in any way I can.  This includes not only financial support, but also to engage in service to the alumni base which the CUAA can provide.  A strong and effective alumni council can offer assistance to alumni and help steer the future of the school.  Along with many other alumni, I have a desire to see Cooper Union return to Peter Cooper’s original vision for the school and help sustain his legacy.  I look forward to continued membership on the council in contributing to the advancement of these goals and service to all alumni.  Thank you.


Ed has worked for Advanced Solar Products since 2011 as project development manager, and  has previously worked for AT&T and Lucent Real Estate organizations in facilities engineering, design and construction throughout the US and overseas.  He also had supervisory responsibility for managing both in-house and outsourced design/construction resources for building projects, based in New Jersey, California and Europe.  Ed is also a licensed New Jersey real estate salesperson, having also recently worked in retail commercial brokerage. He has had extensive past involvement in the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Ed has previously served twice on the Alumni Council, participates regularly in the CUAA Phonathon, and serves on the Gano Dunn Award Committee.