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First Niagara's Koelmel tapped as new NYPA chairman

by TSchmitt
Wed, May 2nd 2012 11:07 am

A leading Western New York banker is being tapped to run the New York Power Authority.  Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated First Niagara Financial Group president John Koelmel to lead the state's hydropower producing agency.  Cuomo said in a statement that Koelmel's "decades of experience in key leadership and management positions with major private sector organizations" will make him an effective voice on the Power Authority board.  Koelmel's nomination as chairman must be approved by the state Senate. 


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