Michael J. Townsend was elected chairman of
the New York Power Authority by his fellow trustees on February 24,
2009, after having served as Vice Chairman and Acting Chairman. He became a trustee on Feb. 21, 2004 when his nomination by
Governor George E. Pataki was confirmed by the state Senate. His
term runs until May 2011.
Mr. Townsend, a resident of Fairport, joined the firm
of Harris Beach LLP in Pittsford as partner in January 2004.
Mr. Townsend is a graduate of the University of Maine
and the Western New England School of Law, where he earned his JD
degree with honors.