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.