John David Chelico

Well-paid, well-respected CFO takes over LIPA’s books

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Long Island Power Authority’s new CFO is no stranger to major-league utility operations – or to LIPA. The power authority’s Board of Trustees has named Tamela Monroe as LIPA’s new chief financial officer, an official coronation that solidifies the veteran administrator’s already-in-progress role as the regional utility’s primary accountant. Monroe – who boasts 35 years of public-power experience, including senior-level positions at two of the nation’s largest utilities – has…


New veeps target Feinstein Institute growth

Hungry for growth, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has beefed up its administrative team. Following a year of groundbreaking research and ambitious business ventures, the bioelectronic medicine-friendly institute has named John David Chelico its new vice president of research information technology and Ivar Strand its new vice president of research finance, a position that monitors critical bottom-line practices around Feinstein’s breakthrough R&D. Both Chelico – who will be tasked with developing a “data core”…