LIPA chief operating officer to resign

Posted at 10:20 PM, Nov 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-22 14:43:14-05


The Long Island Power Authority announced Tuesday that its Chief Operating Officer Mike Hervey will resign at the end of the year.

With thousands of Long Island residents still without power two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, LIPA has been blasted recently by residents, the press and even Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Cuomo called the National Grid an example of one of the last true monopolies.  “You’re unhappy with the utility company, who do you fire?” Cuomo asked during a recent press conference.

In this case, at least, the chief operating officer decided to fire himself.  LIPA released the following statement Tuesday:

“Today, Mike Hervey, tendered his resignation as Chief Operating Officer of the Long Island Power Authority, to be effective at the end of the year. On behalf of the Board of Trustees I have accepted his resignation, with regret.

Mike has provided 12 years of valuable service to LIPA, including taking on the responsibility to perform the functions of CEO of the organization over the past two years. Mike has played a leadership role in connection with the planned structural changes at LIPA going forward which will result in better service and accountability to LIPA’s customers in the years ahead.”