Rye Attorney, McCullough, Elected Vice Chairman of Power Authority

Jack Murphy
(914) 390-8198

June 5, 2002                                                                          


ALBANYóFrank S. McCullough, Jr., a prominent attorney from Rye, was elected vice chairman of the New York Power Authority at a meeting of the trustees in Power Authority offices here.

McCullough, a Power Authority trustee since 1997 when he was nominated by Gov. George E. Pataki and confirmed by the state Senate, succeeds Louis P. Ciminelli of Buffalo, who was elected chairman on April 30, 2002.  Other trustees are Timothy S. Carey of Montrose, Gerard D. DiMarco of Rochester, and Joseph J. Seymour of Bethlehem in Albany County.

McCullough is a senior partner in the law firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP with offices in White Plains, New York. He has practiced law in Westchester County since 1968 and has been a partner in his firm since 1972.  He has served as attorney for developers in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties, including work on facilities and sites for PepsiCo, Avon, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Hudson National Golf Club and MasterCard International.

The primary focus of his practice has been in the area of administrative law in the land use and development field.  He has been extensively involved in applications dealing with the state Environmental Quality Review Act.

McCullough is a 1965 graduate of St. Lawrence University and received his law degree from Albany Law School in 1968.  He is a former confidential law secretary to Supreme Court Judge Elbert T. Gallagher.

He is active in numerous civic and volunteer organizations, including United Hospitalís Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Board of Directors of the Westchester Community College Foundation and the Board of Trustees of Greenwood Union Cemetery.  He is a former president of the Board of Trustees of St. Vincentís Hospital, Westchester Division; the Rye Historical Society; the Rye Lions Club; and the Mamaroneck, Harrison, Larchmont Bar Association.  He is also the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Westchester Golf Classic and a former member of the Pace University School of Law Board of Visitors.

McCullough is married and has three children.

The New York Power Authority is the nationís largest state-owned electric utility.  It provides about one-quarter of the stateís electricity needs, operating 21 generating plants at 17 different sites and 1,400 circuit miles of high voltage transmission lines.