Daniella Piper

Daniella Piper

Daniella Piper

Chief Transformation Officer and Regional Manager, Western New York

Daniella Piper is the Regional Manager in New York Power Authority’s Western Region, anchored by the Authority’s largest hydroelectric facility – the Niagara Power Project. She is also the Authority’s Chief Transformation Officer, providing leadership to select transformational initiatives, utilizing her extensive experience in leading the Digital Transformation Office.

Prior to this, Daniella was Chief of Staff & Vice President, Digital Transformation Office at the Authority, charged with driving the implementation of strategic initiatives by leveraging technology and building strong relationships with NYPA staff at all levels and external partners. As Chief of Staff, she acted as a trusted advisor to NYPA’s President and CEO, and facilitated interdepartmental dialogue, ensuring greater cohesion and alignment within the organization. Responding to the national social upheaval of the past year, Ms. Piper led the Working Group tasked with the development of NYPA’s 10-Point Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan.

Daniella started at the Authority in 2007 as a Developmental Intern in the Electrical Engineering department at the Authority. She has held roles of increasing responsibility in multiple departments including the Reliability Standards and Compliance group and Project Management where she led multiple programs including the Authority’s Transmission Life Extension and Modernization Program, a $726M program to extend the life of the Authority’s transmission assets. 

Ms. Piper, a licensed professional engineer in New York State, holds a bachelor of engineering in electrical engineering from City College of New York, a master of science in electrical engineering from New York University, and a master of engineering construction management from Manhattan College. She has been a member of IEEE since 2005. In her spare time, she is a mentor in the Workplace Culture Coaching Program of Westchester Community College.