Kevin Law

Kevin Law became President and CEO of the Long Island Association, one of the most respected business organizations in New York State, in September 2010. His efforts are focused on economic development and creating a better business climate on Long Island. Law also serves as Co-Chair of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. Previously, Law led the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the 2nd largest public utility in the country with over 1.1 million customers. His leadership of the $10 billion company brought developments in energy efficiency and renewable energy by launching the largest energy efficiency program for any public utility in the country, by procuring the largest solar energy project in New York State and by introducing ďsmart metersĒ to the region. Previously, Law served as Chief Deputy County Executive for Suffolk County, where he had oversight of all county departments consisting of 12,000 employees and a $2.7 billion budget. Prior to his tenure in Suffolk County, he was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of Nixon Peabody LLP and a member of the firmís Energy and Environment Practice Group. Before joining Nixon Peabody, Law was the Director of Real Estate for the Suffolk County Department of Law, Assistant Suffolk County Executive for Planning, Housing and Environmental Affairs and legislative assistant for the New York State Assemblyís Sub-Committee on the Long Island Economy. In 2009, Law was appointed as Chairman of the Stony Brook University Council. He also sits on the Boards of the Advanced Energy Research Technology Center, Energeia, the Association of Council Members and College Trustees, and the North Shore LIJ Care Connect Insurance Co. Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Long Island Housing Partnership and Chairman of Accelerate Long Island, a consortium of Long Islandís top research institutions collaborating on converting world class research into start-up companies. Earlier in his career, Law served as a Trustee to the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and Suffolk County Community College. He was also formerly a member of the Board of Ethics for the Town of Smithtown. Law received an Associate of Arts from Suffolk County Community College; a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Stony Brook University; a Master of Science from the Graduate School of Urban Affairs and Planning at CUNY Hunter College; a Juris Doctor from St. Johnís University School of Law; and most recently completed a Leadership Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.