Joseph Kessler

Joseph Kessler

Joseph Kessler

EVP and Chief Operating Officer

Before becoming NYPA's Chief Operating Officer, Joseph was SVP of Power Generation, responsible for the oversight of NYPA’s fleet of generating facilities across New York State. He is Vice-Chairman of NYPA’s Asset Management Board and a member of NYPA’s Strategic Management Committee Enterprise Risk Management and Canals Management Committees.

He is a lifelong Western New Yorker whose early career was with an electrical construction firm. Joseph started at NYPA in 2001 as an engineer in the electrical maintenance department. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1993), M. Eng. (2000) in Electrical Engineering (Energy Systems), and an MBA (2010) from SUNY at Buffalo and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.

Joseph has served on EPRI’s Generation Sector and Research Advisory Councils and is an active member of SUNY at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council. Joseph is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Member of Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYSSPE and a member of the IAEI, IESNA, and NETA. He lives in West Seneca with his wife Lisa and 3 children, Jordan, Garrett and Emily.