Daniella Piper

EVP and Chief Innovation Officer
New York Power Authority

Daniella Piper is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at the New York Power Authority.Daniella coordinates the Power Authority’s strategic business goals, technology innovation, digitization, and research and development efforts so new technologies can be developed, tested, socialized and implemented in support of the state’s clean energy targets.Daniella also oversees NYPA’s Enterprise Innovation team, which serves as the incubator for new programs and ideas, allowing NYPA to develop and deploy game-changing technologies and digital solutions that advance its efforts to create a thriving, resilient New York State powered by clean energy.Daniella has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry with a long history of success at the Power Authority, having started as a Developmental Intern in 2007. Most recently, Daniella served as Western New York Regional Manager and Chief Transformation Officer. She has been integral to some of the Power Authority’s most trailblazing efforts, such as the construction of the Marcy South Series Compensation Project, NYPA’s 10-Point Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan, and NYPA’s first Digital Transformation Office. Through her varied roles, including a previous post as Chief of Staff, Daniella developed a broad understanding of the Power Authority and has excelled at working collaboratively with employees and external parties.Daniella is a licensed professional engineer in New York State, and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from City College of New York, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from New York University, and a Master of Engineering Construction Management degree from Manhattan College. She has been a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 2005. In her spare time, Daniella is a mentor in the Workplace Culture Coaching Program of Westchester Community College.