James H. Yates Promoted to Senior
Vice President, Marketing & Economic Development at The New York
September 24, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—James H. Yates of New York City has
been named senior vice president of Marketing and Economic
Development at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) after serving in
various leadership roles in the marketing department.
“Jim has a keen understanding of our customers’
needs and has my full confidence as he takes over the leadership of
this important function,” said Roger B. Kelley, NYPA president and
chief executive officer. “He has done a terrific job with the many
critical issues for which he has been responsible during his time at
NYPA, and is well qualified to succeed in his new role.”
Yates, who has more than three decades of
experience in the electric utility industry, joined the Power
Authority in 1995 as director of Business Marketing and Economic
Development. In 2000, he was promoted to vice president, major
accounts, serving in that role until this past July when he was
asked to be the interim head of the marketing business unit.
As Marketing and Economic Development senior vice
president, Yates oversees the Power Authority’s administration of
various low-cost power allocation programs for economic development
that protect some 475,000 jobs throughout New York State. He is also
charged with spearheading the joint planning process NYPA undertakes
with its New York City and Westchester County government customers
for meeting their energy needs under long-term contracts.
Before joining NYPA, Yates worked in various
capacities at Delmarva Power in Wilmington, Del., and Dayton Power &
Light in Dayton, Ohio. His areas of focus included generation
planning, sales forecasting, human resources, pricing and marketing.
In other business fields, Yates has served as a
management consultant for human resources and system planning in the
utilities’ practice of Cresap, McCormick and Paget, and as a
director of a manpower temporary employment agency.
He has a bachelor of science degree in electrical
engineering from the University of Cincinnati and undertook graduate
studies in business administration at the University of Dayton.
Yates resides in Manhattan.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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