Minority Purchasing Council Presents Annual
Award To Power Authority
November 19, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINSThe New York/New Jersey Minority Purchasing Council
named the New York Power Authority as recipient of its prestigious
Chairpersons of the Year Award for 2001 at its Partnerships Awards Gala
Friday evening at the Sheraton New York Hotel.
In announcing the award, Lynda Ireland, president of the council, said,
"This award is presented to the Power Authority for having
demonstrated great dedication and exemplary service to furthering the
cause of minority business development."
Joseph J. Seymour, chairman and chief executive officer of the Power
Authority, said, "An award of this nature reflects positively on the
dedication of the Power Authority's procurement staff in creating business
opportunities for minority and women-owned firms. I'm gratified that the
efforts we make, under the direction of Governor Pataki, insure
opportunities for minority businesses to thrive and grow."
The award itself was presented to Debra White, the administrator for
the supplier diversity program, and to John M. Hoff, the Power Authority's
vice president of procurement and real estate. Last year, the same
organization presented White with a pair of awards, "Advocate of the
Year" and "Westchester Section of the Year Chairperson