NYPA Press Release

North Country Native Tapped for Top Position at NYPA's St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2019


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MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has named Bryant Bullard, an area native and more-than-decade-long employee at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, the Power Authority’s new regional manager for Northern New York, the top position at the 800-megawatt hydroelectric plant.

Bullard’s responsibilities as regional manager include oversight of the Robert Moses Power Dam, four concrete control dams, 14.5 miles of earthen dikes, numerous transmission facilities in the region and thousands of acres of NYPA-owned parkland and habitat improvement projects along the St. Lawrence River.

Bullard succeeds Edward Rider, who retired last summer following a more than 37-year career with the Power Authority.

“Bryant Bullard’s leadership, creativity and experience make him uniquely qualified for his new responsibilities in assuming the ranking position at the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project,” said Philip Toia, NYPA senior vice president, Power Supply.I am confident he will advance the ongoing organizational needs of the project and be a strong advocate with the community.”

Bullard joined the St. Lawrence project as a civil engineer in 2008, and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility, including general maintenance superintendent and licensing manager in 2013. 

He is an active member of several technical committees, including Mechanical Apparatus and Dam Safety Civil Works. In addition, he recently spearheaded a 3D Digital Modeling workshop to review opportunities for applying 3D technologies to NYPA’s statewide operations.

Prior to joining NYPA, Bullard held engineering positions with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and at Brookfield Renewable Energy in Potsdam.


St. Lawrence-FDR’s new regional manager is a native of Potsdam, NY where he resides with his wife Sarah and their two children. He is a NYS Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University.

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