A Vice President and a Trustee have become the latest LIPA departures after Hurricane Sandy. Greg Cergol reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012)
A top LIPA executive and a LIPA trustee announced their resignations Monday as the power authority deals with criticism in their response to Sandy, NBC 4 New York has confirmed.
Bruce Germano, the vice president of customer service, told Newsday his resignation was "purely a personal decision."
X. Cristofer Damianos, who served on the LIPA board, also stepped down. LIPA spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler said he who owns a commercial real estate firm and left "to spend more time on his business."
Damianos was appointed a trustee by Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2007. Germano was a LIPA "veteran," according to Newsday.
The resignation of another top executive and a trustee comes weeks after LIPA's chief operating officer Michael Hervey stepped down from his position.
At the time of his resignation, LIPA Chairman Howard E. Steinberg said about Hervey in a statement, "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."
Published at 10:38 PM EDT on Nov 26, 2012