Michael J. Cusick


Michael J. Cusick

New York Power Authority Trustee

Michael J. Cusick serves as President and CEO of the Staten Island Economic

Development Corporation (SIEDC), a non-profit organization where he brings a lifetime of experience leading economic policy and community leadership to enhance Staten Island’s economy.

Prior to joining the SIEDC, Cusick represented Staten Island as a Member of the New York State Assembly for the past twenty years and has been credited with passing 120 pieces of legislation during his tenure. While in office, Cusick served as Chair of the Energy Committee and passed legislation that created strong cybersecurity protection for New York’s energy grid, increased the adoption of electric-drive vehicles and supported efforts to bring the offshore-wind industry to New York.

Mr. Cusick serves as a member of the Empire State Development New York City Regional Economic Development Council and continues his public services as a member of the board for numerous organizations, including the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the College of Staten Island Foundation.

A graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School and Villanova University, Cusick worked for the U.S. Senate and the New York City Council before joining the Assembly. He resides in Staten Island with his wife Yasmin and daughter Violet.