Zeltmann, Power Authority
President, Named Chief Executive Officer
May 1, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—Eugene W. Zeltmann, president of the New York Power
Authority, was appointed chief executive officer by Power Authority trustees
at a meeting here Tuesday.
“Gene Zeltmann has done a superb job as president and
chief operating officer,” said Louis P. Ciminelli, Power Authority chairman.
“We expect that he will bring to these new responsibilities the same aura of
competence he always exhibits.”
Ciminelli, who was elected chairman by his fellow
trustees Tuesday, and Zeltmann assume responsibilities formerly held by
Joseph J. Seymour, who resigned as chairman and chief executive officer to
become executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Seymour remains a Power Authority trustee.
Zeltmann originally was named president and chief
operating officer by the board of trustees in September 1997.
At the Power Authority, Zeltmann has been a strong
advocate for expanded research, development and implementation of energy
efficiency measures. He has put particular emphasis on promoting workforce
He is vice chairman of the board of EPRI (the Electric
Power Research Institute).
He is active in a number of civic and educational
organizations including the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady;
the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra; the Adirondack Scenic Railroad; the
Albany chamber of Commerce; the Westchester County Association; the Advisory
Board to the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
and the board of the Westchester Community College Foundation.
Prior to joining NYPA—the nation’s largest state-owned
electric utility—he was appointed by Governor George E. Pataki to serve as a
commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) in
December 1995. Commissioner Zeltmann was named Deputy Chairman of the PSC on
May 30, 1996.
Zeltmann had more than 20 years of international trade
and government relations experience as an executive with the General
Electric Company. He joined the company in 1967, serving in many senior
management positions related to energy and environmental trade issues,
market-development and communications programs, and operational and
Zeltmann graduated with honors from Beloit College,
earning a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and political science. He
later received a master of arts degree and doctorate from Johns Hopkins
University in physical chemistry.
Zeltmann and his wife, Susan, have two children, Laura
and John, and reside in Clifton Park, N.Y.