Lewis H. Payne

ROW Supervisor, New York Power Authority


Lewis H. Payne is the Manager ROW/Environmental for the New York Power Authority.  He is responsible for all vegetation management activities throughout the Authority’s transmission system.  He has over 33 years of electric utility vegetation management experience.  Mr. Payne holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Resources Management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Forest Technology from SUNY ESF Ranger School.  He is a Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist and a New York Certified Pesticide Applicator.  Mr. Payne serves as Chairman of the New York Category VI Pesticide Recertification Training Committee, a member of the Environmental Energy Alliance of New York’s Land-use Subcommittee and Invasive Species Subcommittee, a member of the EPRI ROW Steering Committee and a member of the CEATI Vegetation Management Task Force Executive Committee.