N.Y. Power Authority Welcomes Two
March 1, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—New York Power Authority (NYPA)
President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy S. Carey Wednesday
welcomed two new members to the NYPA board of trustees, following
confirmation by the New York State Senate Tuesday of Gov. George E.
Pataki’s nominations of Thomas W. Scozzafava of Gouverneur and
Robert E. Moses of Marietta.
“We’re looking forward to the contributions that
Tom Scozzafava and Bob Moses will make in helping to oversee the
Authority and its statewide operations,” said Carey, NYPA president
and chief executive officer. “Governor Pataki recognized the diverse
backgrounds in energy, economic development, the environment and law
that Tom and Bob will draw upon, in naming them to our board. Power
Authority Chairman Joe Seymour and I are delighted that the state
Senate has approved their nominations.”
Scozzafava will fill the unexpired term of Carey on
the NYPA board, to May 2008. Carey resigned as a trustee in
September to become the Power Authority’s chief operating officer,
before being elected president and chief executive officer in
A native of St. Lawrence County, Scozzafava is vice
president of acquisitions and strategic investments for the newly
formed GreenShift Corp., a publicly traded business development firm
that supports companies and technologies promoting the efficient use
of natural resources and environmental improvements.
In 2002, he spearheaded the founding and
development of WiseBuy Stores, Inc., a chain of retail stores,
primarily in Northern New York, specializing in name-brand
merchandise. The New York State Small Business Development Center
selected the firm for its Excellence Award in 2004. He serves as
chief financial officer and treasurer of the company.
His earlier career in finance included work with
Prudential Merchant Banking Group, Lehman Brothers, and GE Capital
Scozzafava has served as chairman of the St.
Lawrence County United Way Campaign and on the advisory board for
the State University of New York Canton School of Business and
Public Service. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from
Hamilton College in 1992.
Robert E. Moses, will become the first of two new
trustees authorized by an expansion of the size of the board from
five to seven members under the Public Authorities Accountability
Act of 2005, which increased the size of a number of state authority
boards and established new oversight responsibilities for board
members. The other current NYPA board members are Chairman Joseph J.
Seymour, of Bethlehem, Albany County; Frank S. McCullough, Jr., vice
chairman, Rye, Westchester County; Michael J. Townsend, Fairport,
Monroe County; and Elise M. Cusack, Eggertsville, Erie County.
Moses, a Syracuse native, was appointed to a
two-year term. He served as a Partner of the law firm of Bond,
Schoeneck & King, PLLC, until December 31, 2004. His practice
included assisting private companies, industries, institutional
investors and municipalities with projects requiring private and
public participation to advance economic development in New York
State. He also assisted public and private tourism organizations by
providing advisory and strategic planning services.
His efforts included projects requiring analysis of
economic development and commercial real estate issues, including
government incentives. An example of his efforts to improve the
business climate in New York State was his involvement in the
campaign to approve the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, which
provided $1.75 billion in funding to protect and restore the state’s
Moses served as a member of the New York State
Economic Development Council for 25 years. He has also been active
with other organizations, including the Board of Trustees, SUNY
College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse; the
Association of College Trustees of the State University of New York;
and the Board of Regents, LeMoyne College in Syracuse
Moses, is not related to the former Power Authority
chairman who led the statewide utility, from 1954 through 1962,
during its construction of the giant hydroelectric projects on the
St. Lawrence and Niagara Rivers.
The two new trustees are expected to participate in
their first NYPA board meeting on March 28, in White Plains.
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