Top LIPA Executive, Trustee Resign

The resignation of another top executive and a trustee comes weeks after LIPA's chief operating officer Michael Hervey stepped down from his position

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012  |  Updated 9:22 PM EDT
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A Vice President and a Trustee have become the latest LIPA departures after Hurricane Sandy.  Greg Cergol reports.

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A Vice President and a Trustee have become the latest LIPA departures after Hurricane Sandy. Greg Cergol reports.

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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." 
 

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