TIMOTHY S. CAREY
New York Power Authority President & Chief Executive Officer
Timothy S. Carey was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority by NYPA trustees on January 31, 2006. He had served as NYPA's Chief Operating Officer from September 2005, in charge of its daily operations.
Mr. Carey had served as President and CEO of the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) from May 1999 to September 2005. He led the 92-acre waterfront community's recovery after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Towers located directly across the street.
During his more than five years at the BPCA, Mr. Carey oversaw the environmentally balanced development of this distinctive Lower West Side Manhattan community, which is home to the World Financial Center, 30 acres of parkland, and over 9,000 permanent residences. He also had the unprecedented responsibility of directing the process to develop the first sustainable “green” residential high-rise building in the United States.
From November 2000 to September 2005, Mr. Carey served as one of five members of the NYPA board. He also had served as a board member for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
Before coming to the Battery Park City Authority, Mr. Carey served as Chairman and Executive Director of the New York State Consumer Protection Board. From 1995 to 1996, he served as a cabinet member to Governor George E. Pataki as Director of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs.
In 1984, Mr. Carey was elected to the Westchester County Legislature where he served five consecutive terms as representative of the city of Peekskill and the town of Cortlandt. As a legislator, he served as Chairman of both the Committee on Community Affairs and Housing, and the Public Works Committee. He also chaired the Task Force on the Board of Elections. His membership service included seats on the following committees: Public Works, Budget, Legislative, County Officers and Departments. Mr. Carey also served on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.
In 1991 Mr. Carey was appointed by President Bush to serve with 11 other distinguished Americans as a member of the Welfare Simplification and Coordination Advisory Committee. The committee authored a report entitled “Time for a Change: Remaking the Nation’s Welfare System." It was published in 1993.
Born in Ossining, New York, on January 16, 1947, Mr. Carey is a lifelong resident of Westchester County. He attended local public and parochial schools. In July 1966, Mr. Carey entered the United States Army, serving as a Military Policeman, until his honorable discharge in July 1968. Following his service to his country, Mr. Carey entered Westchester Community College, and earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1971. He continued his education at Albany State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.
Mr. Carey currently serves as Chairman of the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees. He also serves on theAdvisory Board of the Rockefeller College of the University at Albany.
He is also Commander of the American Legion Parker-Bale Post 1597 in Ossining, N.Y.
Mr. Carey and his family are the subject of a book by Samuel Freedman entitled “The Inheritance”-how three families and America moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and beyond. The book traces the lives of those families and how their political transformation mirrors changes in America’s political landscape over the past 60 years.
Mr. Carey and his wife Alida reside in the town of Cortlandt. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Dawn, and three sons, Thomas, Sean, and Brian and have six grandchildren. Mr. Carey has written and lectured on issues of government and politics.