Melissa Cobuzzi is the CEO-President and founder of M&R Energy Resources Corporation, a leading supplier of natural gas throughout the Mid-State and Rockland County of New York since 2002. In her role as an energy executive, she has a vibrant natural gas supply and energy consulting practice managing the energy costs for thousands of Businesses and Homeowners. Melissa participates in NY State Public Service Commission hearings collaborating on the structure and expansion of deregulated energy markets. From 1997 until she founded her company in 2002, Melissa was a Senior Marketing Representative for Hess Corporation where she was responsible for market expansion of industrial and commercial natural gas and fuel oil customers. In 1996, she was an Independent Energy Consultant for The Eastern Group, a predecessor company to Hess. Just prior to this role, Melissa was Manager of the Industrial and Commercial business for O&R Energy / NORSTAR Energy from 1994 through 1996. Melissa got her start in the energy business in 1989 with Direct Gas Supply of Islandia, NY, where she was able to learn all phases of the energy supply business until 1994.
Melissa attended New York Institute of Technology in New York City to obtain both of her degrees. She holds a Bachelor of Business, as well as, a Master of Business Administration, with a Distinction in Management.
Melissa currently serves on the Board of Directors of Occupations, Inc. and on the Hudson Valley Boy Scout Council, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee. She recently joined the St. Thomas Aquinas College President’s Council. Among her charitable activities, she serves on numerous benefit committees, in order to raise funds for many worthy causes in the Mid-State region, including Occupations, Inc. from 2006-present; and Rockland County Salvation Advisory Board since 2015. Melissa has also held the position of Chairperson of the Board for the McQuade Children’s Services in New Windsor, NY.