Yorktown Heights Resident
Named N.Y. Power Authority’s Volunteer of the Year 2005
June 29, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—Dan Cappiello, manager, strategy and
performance planning for the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and the
Power Authority’s Volunteer of the Year 2005, was honored on Thursday,
June 23 at the “Tribute to Corporate Volunteers” Recognition Luncheon
held by the Friends of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan’s Central Park.
“Each year, the Power Authority’s Volunteer-of
the-Year Program takes great pride in honoring a staff member, like Dan
Cappiello, for exceptional contributions to their community,” said
Eugene W. Zeltmann, president and chief executive officer of the Power
Authority. “Dan has generously shared his strategic planning expertise
to assist Westchester Community College and the American Red
Cross-Westchester Chapter to develop valuable skills necessary to
succeed when navigating the complex issues facing community institutions
in the 21st Century.”
Cappiello was nominated for the 2005 Volunteer of
the Year award by his colleague, Joann Duffy, Strategic Change
Consultant, in recognition of his work on behalf of Westchester
Community College and the American Red Cross’s Westchester Chapter. The
Power Authority will donate $1,000 to the charity of Cappiello's choice,
American Red Cross-Westchester Chapter.
As NYPA’s strategic planning expert, Cappiello
first came to the attention of the Westchester Community College
Foundation (WCCF) in 1999, when it needed help formulating goals and
objectives for a grant application to help address concerns of an
immigrant workforce. Once the WCCF received the grant, Cappiello
continued to assist the organization by helping identify critical
problems of the immigrant labor force and specific solutions to those
problems. As a result of these efforts, Westchester Community College (WCC)
is establishing a unique center that will provide educational and
support services for foreign-born county residents. Cappiello’s planning
expertise was also called on by WCC to help identify ways to invigorate
its Professional Development Center, a source of professional training,
small-business support and job-placement regionally.
Since 1998, Cappiello has also volunteered his
services as the strategic planning adviser for the American Red Cross’s
Westchester chapter. He has helped the chapter prepare and update its
goals and objectives for providing disaster relief and training,
soliciting contributions and volunteers, and fulfilling its obligations
to regional and national American Red Cross interests.
Cappiello received a BA in Economics from the
College of Staten Island. He is active in the College’s Alumni
Association. Cappiello holds professional memberships in the American
Society for Quality and the Association of Internal Management.
Cappiello and his wife, Mary, live in Yorktown
Heights with their son Peter who will be attending The College of Saint
Rose in Albany this fall and Michael who is currently attending Florida
Atlantic University in Florida.
The Power Authority has participated in the
Volunteer of the Year program since 1995. Every year, business unit,
department and facility heads select finalists from among nominees who
have demonstrated exceptional volunteer service and inspired others by
their example. The NYPA management committee selects the winner.