Steve is a senior leader with 32 years corporate, field and consulting experience in the production/transmission of electricity and the development of an Energy Services Division within an ENR recognized top 500 engineering services firm. His diverse leadership experience spans operations, maintenance, engineering, and asset management, as well as representation in public, professional, government and regulatory agency matters. He has developed deep expertise creating long term strategies, building increased transmission capacity, optimizing existing assets, lowering risk profiles, and ensuring efficient operations while delivering a strong record of results. Steve has extensive power industry technical and regulatory knowledge in hydro and transmission and familiarity with nuclear, gas, and renewable generation sources as well as distribution. Of tremendous value is his consistent ability to build high performance empowered teams.
From 2005 to 2013, Steve was the Senior Vice President, Transmission with the New York Power Authority, America’s largest state power organization specialized in the production and transmission of electricity. In this role he controlled a $60 million annual O&M budget and a $30 million capital budget, was accountable for overall reliability and O&M of 1,451 miles of high voltage transmission with 26,000 acres of right-of-way, high voltage substations, a hydro generation facility, dispatching 28 million MWH of generation in conjunction with the NYISO.
Prior to this role, Steve was Regional Manager Central New York at the NYPA, where he had overall authority for O&M of a 1040 MW pumped storage hydro facility, four 10 MW run-of-the-river hydro facilities, 1200 miles of high voltage transmission lines/substations – and organizational accountability for a $19 million annual O&M budget and $40 million capital budget.
Steve’s current memberships include the Dean’s Executive Board of Advisors at NYIT, the Board of Engineering Consulters at Manhattan College and Advanced Energy Research & Technology Board of Advisors.
He received his MBA from Long Island University, his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and his Associate of Science in Engineering from Westchester Community College. Steve has secured additional training by earning a Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School, and participating in a number of executive education leadership courses at Columbia and Harvard.