Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey has resigned, effective the end of 2012.
LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey has resigned.
His resignation is effective at the end of December, according to a
statement issued by Long Island Power Authority Chairman Howard E.
"Mike has provided 12 years of valuable service to LIPA, including
taking on the responsibility to perform the functions of CEO of the
organization over the past two years," Steinberg stated. "Mike has
played a leadership role in connection with the planned structural
changes at LIPA going forward which will result in better service and
accountability to LIPA’s customers in the years ahead."
It was a lack of solid service and accountability that helped turn
LIPA into a lightning rod in the wake of Sandy, which knocked more than
900,000 customers off the grid, many of whom struggled without power for
more than a week.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo skewered LIPA's inability to restore
power after the storm and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
stopped dealing with LIPA headquarters, adding that it was easier for
him to deal with local substations because power authority officials didn't know
where their resources were.
Hervey's responsibilities include oversight of LIPA’s Transmission
and Distribution business. In addition, he oversees the organization of
the corporate office and contractual outsource agreements.
Hervey stepped in as acting CEO in 2010 after former chief Kevin Law
resigned the job to take over as chief executive of the Long Island
Association.Story by David Reich-Hale.
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