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Gregg C. Sayre

Interim CEO, Department of Public Service
Interim Chairman, New York Public Service Commission

On March 9, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo designated Gregg C. Sayre as Interim Chairman of the Public Service Commission and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Public Service. Mr. Sayre was appointed Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission on June 21, 2012, his term began on July 9, 2012 and runs through February 1, 2018.

Prior to starting with the Commission, Mr. Sayre was Associate General Counsel of Frontier Communications Corporation. While at Frontier, Mr. Sayre was responsible for all regulatory legal issues and proceedings in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana.

Mr. Sayre began his career with a law firm in Portland, Oregon. Later, he became an attorney in the Rates Division of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Law Bureau, primarily litigating rate-of-return rate cases filed by electric utilities. After leaving the Pennsylvania Commission, Mr. Sayre worked as a regulatory attorney for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Cos. Subsequently, he joined Frontier’s predecessor company, Rochester Telephone Corporation.

In addition to his employment at Frontier, Mr. Sayre has done extensive work with the New York Bar Association's Public Utility Law Committee.

 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appointed Mr. Sayre to the Federal- State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services, a forum among the FCC, state regulators, and local and regional entities regarding the deployment of advanced telecommunications capabilities.

Mr. Sayre obtained his B.A. degree from Grinnell College, his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Science in Information Technology degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Sayre was admitted to the bar in 1975. 

Mr. Sayre and his wife, Susan, reside in Fairport, NY. They have three grown children.