23. John Cameron
2013 Power List
Forget the Caithness Power Plant, just figure out how to harness John Cameron’s energy and Long Island’s problems would be solved. As founder and managing partner of one of the most successful engineering firms on LI, Cameron’s company was tapped by the City of Long Beach, Island Park and other municipalities to help with recovery from Superstorm Sandy. He also broke ground on Hofstra’s new North Shore LIJ Medical School. Last fall, Cameron acquired another engineering firm in mid-town Manhattan, so his base is expanding. Meanwhile, as chairman of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, he is charged with trying to make the Island a better place far into the future, hence its new LI2035 website. How he finds time to hit the surf, his passion from childhood, is another amazing aspect of this tireless champion of our community.