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Sid Nathan

Rise Light & Power
Vice President, External Affairs
Long Island City, N.Y.
Sid Nathan is vice president for external affairs at Rise Light & Power, where he oversees government and stakeholder relations, brand marketing, media relations, and policy advocacy.

Sid previously served New York State as the communications director of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the second-largest public power utility in the United States. While at LIPA, he fostered strategic partnerships and led initiatives to promote over 1,000 megawatts of new clean and distributed energy since 2014—including utility-scale solar, battery energy storage, and New York State’s first offshore wind farm. Previously, Sid served as communications director for county and local governments in New York State. He earned an M.S. in strategic communications from Columbia University and a B.A. in communications and political science from Hofstra University.