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Gavin J. Donohue
President & CEO

Mr. Donohue oversees all activities of the association on behalf of the Board of Directors and member companies (i.e. lobbying, public relations, regulatory, legislative and executive policy, and administration). 

Email: gavin@ippny.org

Bio of Gavin Donohue

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Radmila Miletich
Director, Legislative & Environmental Policy

Ms. Miletich assists the President & CEO in lobbying before the Executive Branch and the New York State Legislature. She is responsible for managing IPPNY's involvement in State environmental proceedings, representing IPPNY's membership at stakeholder meetings, and coordinating the development and submittal of written comments related to the implementation of the State's environmental programs. Ms. Miletich also is responsible for identifying and monitoring State legislation and provisions of the New York State Budget, preparing and submitting position memos to New York State Legislature, and developing and drafting legislative initiatives that benefit IPPNY Members. 

Email: radmila@ippny.org

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Matthew Schwall
Director, Market Policy & Regulatory Affairs 

Mr. Schwall is responsible for monitoring proceedings at the New York Independent System Operator, the New York State Reliability Council, the New York Public Service Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and preparing written communications to, and building consensus among and advocating on behalf of, a diverse membership of merchant generators concerning the development of public and regulatory policies related to the market design and rules affecting the wholesale electric power system in New York. Prior to joining IPPNY, he was Assistant Regional Coordinator at the New York State Assembly Department of Communication & Information Services.

Mr. Schwall holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and is completing an M.S. in Global Energy Management at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

Email: matthew.schwall@ippny.org

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Emily Shover
Director, Operations & Membership

Ms. Shover assists the President & CEO in handling day-to-day association operations including internal office administration, membership services, financial record keeping, conference and event management, communications, and various other projects.

Email: emily.shover@ippny.org

Joseph Shahen
Communications Manager

Mr. Shahen manages the day-to-day internal and external communications of IPPNY. He works with the President & CEO to develop and implement a public relations strategy, as well as, plan and execute special communications projects such as the annual membership directory, whitepapers and association publications. 

Email: joseph.shahen@ippny.org

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Chelsea Cunningham
Administrative Assistant

Ms. Cunningham performs a variety of administrative and clerical tasks providing support to the President & CEO, staff and IPPNY members. She assists in daily office needs and maintains internal and external communications.

Email: chelsea.cunningham@ippny.org