22. Kevin Law
2013 Power List
Some call Kevin Law the Long Island Chairman because he’s played so many vital roles here, from being the chief deputy Suffolk County Executive to the president and CEO of the Long Island Power Authority. Now he heads the largest business organization in New York, championing initiatives like Accelerate Long Island, a high-tech partnership with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Among his other civic duties, he co-chairs Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. He’s advised Cuomo on what to do with LIPA’s restructuring, assisted Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in choosing a new police commissioner and consulted with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on picking a developer for the Nassau Coliseum. Busy? You bet, just the way he likes it.