HARRISON, N.Y. -- The New York Power Authority Trustees have elected Justin E. Driscoll, a Harrison resident, as NYPA executive vice president and general counsel.
As NYPA executive vice president and general counsel, Driscoll will serve as an advisor to the NYPA trustees and executive management and represent the Power Authority on all legal matters and proceedings. His oversight responsibility of NYPA’s Law Department includes an Ethics and Compliance division, which upholds the Authority’s commitment to the highest standards of governance.
He will serve as chief legal officer of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 hydroelectric and clean natural-gas-fueled power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines and administers major efforts for improving New York State’s energy efficiency and clean energy use.
Driscoll has had significant public authority experience, having acted as outside litigation counsel for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, from 1995 to 2003, and serving as senior vice president and general counsel of the New York State Housing Finance Agency and the State of New York Mortgage Agency, from January 2005 to August 2007. “The NYPA trustees’ election of Justin Driscoll to executive vice president and general counsel will provide another seasoned professional to an already outstanding NYPA executive management team,” said John R. Koelmel, chairman of the New York Power Authority. “Justin’s substantial experience in state government matters and extensive knowledge of public authorities will prove to be very useful in helping to navigate the significant and transformative changes occurring in the electric power industry.” “I look forward to working closely with Justin for the continued successful stewardship of the Power Authority’s statewide operations,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and chief executive officer.