Robert F. Lurie is senior vice president, strategic planning. He joined the Power Authority In July 2012 as head of the newly formed strategic planning department. He is responsible for defining long-term business strategy, managing project and corporate development, evaluating new business opportunities and technologies, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and project finance. He has almost 30 years of experience in the utility industry, government and investment banking.
Prior to joining NYPA, Lurie was vice president of North America business development for Ocean Power Technologies in New Jersey. Prior to that role, he directed the mergers and acquisitions function for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in Pennsylvania.
Lurie served as the Chief of Strategic Planning at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 2003-2007, developing a 10-year, $20 billion strategic capital plan, and played an integral role in the Port Authority’s recovery effort following 9/11. He also has experience in utility finance and strategy, having served as treasurer and vice president of corporate development and planning for a natural gas distribution company in New Jersey.
Lurie began his career in public finance. He served as the director of public finance for the State of New Jersey, managing over $8 billion in infrastructure funding and overseeing the financial activities of 15 state authorities. Lurie’s career started at Lehman Brothers, where he was vice president of investment banking in the public finance department.
Lurie holds a Masters in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, New York.