NYSTA Announces New President

Craig J. Miller has been named NYSTA’s new President to replace Robert Puckett, who has retired after 34 years of service to the organization, the last 21 years as President. Craig joins NYSTA effective January 3, 2022

Formerly with New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E), Craig has extensive experience in lobbying, legislative affairs, government relations, crisis communications, and strategic public policy with nearly thirty years of service. For the past eight years, Craig served as State Manager of State Government Affairs for NYSEG and RG&E. Prior to NYSEG and RG&E, he was responsible for leading the lobbying and legislative activities in New York State for Frontier Communications. Craig also spent nearly 20 years in the New York State Senate, including as Chief of Staff to former New York State Senator Dale M. Volker. A graduate of Syracuse University, with a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature, with a focus on International Relations, he and his wife Julie reside in Delmar, New York with their two sons.