Board of Trustees

LIPA’s Board of Trustees consists of nine Long Island residents appointed by New York public officials. These unpaid volunteers work hard to ensure LIPA serves its customers and community by delivering clean, reliable, and affordable electric service to Long Island and the Roackaways. 

The Board of Trustees also sets LIPA's vision and values, determines policy and budgets, and oversees contracts and independent auditors — always acting in the best interest of LIPA’s customers and bondholders.

Ralph V. Suozzi, Chairman

  • Village Administrator for the Incorporated Village of Garden City
  • Former Mayor of the City of Glen Cove (2006-2013)
  • Graduate of Long Island University – C.W. Post
  • LIPA Trustee since 2013
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Mark Fischl, Vice Chairman

  • President, Pinnacle Real Properties, LLC
  • Chair, Oversight and REV Committee
  • Member, Finance and Audit Committee
  • LIPA Trustee since 2013
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Elkan Abramowitz

  • Principal, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • Chair, Governance, Planning and Personnel Committee
  • Member, Finance and Audit Committee
  • Graduate of Brown University and NYU School of Law
  • LIPA Trustee since 2013
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Drew Biondo

  • Director of Communications, Suffolk County Community College
  • Member, Governance, Planning and Personnel Committee
  • Graduate of Marist College and Long Island University – C.W. Post
  • LIPA Trustee since 2018
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Sheldon L. Cohen

  • Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
  • Former Senior Managing Director of CBRE
  • Member, Governance, Planning and Personnel Committee
  • Graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU School of Law, University of Buffalo Law School, and SUNY Stony Brook
  • LIPA Trustee since 2013
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Matthew C. Cordaro, Ph.D.

  • Member, Oversight and REV Committee
  • First President and CEO of the Midwest Independent System Operator
  • Graduate of Cooper Union, NYU, Long Island University – C.W. Post
  • LIPA Trustee since 2013
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Peter J. Gollon, Ph.D.

  • Member, Oversight and REV Committee
  • Former Energy Chair, Long Island Sierra Club
  • Graduate of Columbia University
  • LIPA Trustee since 2016
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Laureen Harris

  • President, Association for a Better Long Island
  • Senior Attorney, Cronin, Harris & Associates, PC
  • LIPA Trustee since 2020
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Ali Mohammed

  • Senior Vice President at Broadridge Financial Services
  • Member, Oversight and REV Committee
  • Graduate of Osmania University
  • LIPA Trustee since 2019
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