Village leaders from Nassau County have the chance to get up close
and personal this week with a new top executive of the Long Island Power
At a meeting of the Nassau County Village Officials Association
Tuesday, Michael Taunton, LIPA's Chief Financial Officer and vice president of finance, will address the Nassau County Village Officials
Association in Williston Park.
Garden City mayor Don Brudie is expected to attend the meeting.
Following heavy criticism from
residents and elected officials regarding LIPA's handling of power
outages caused by Superstorm Sandy, Michael Hervey, the company's chief
operating officer, resigned in December.
Approved as CFO on Jan. 26 by the board of trustees, Taunton will
speak about the LIPA transition at a monthly NCVOA meeting which starts
at 7 p.m. at LaMarmite in Williston Park.
Prior to joining LIPA, Taunton was vice president and treasurer for
Arrow Electronics, a multi-billion dollar distributor of electronic
components and enterprise computing solution.
Taunton replaces Herb Hogue, who served as LIPA CFO from 2009-11 before resigning to pursue other opportunities.
Founded in 1929, NCVOA serves as an advocate for municipal
governments and residents on local, state and national
levels representing Nassau's 64 incorporated villages and their 435,000