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Samuel Chu

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Recommended by: Suffolk County Executive
Date appointed: June 2, 2022
Term expires: December 31, 2023
Committee assignments: Joint LIRR/MNR (Co-chair); Finance; Capital Program; Safety; and Corporate Governance

Sammy Chu is CEO of Edgewise Energy, a New York-based clean energy startup, and President of Caltech Electric, an IBEW signatory electrical contracting firm.

A proven leader in promoting market adoption of energy efficiency, he was the founding director of the Town of Babylon’s Long Island Green Homes Program, the first operationalized, property-assessed clean energy program (PACE) in the country.

Chu previously served in the administration of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone as Chief of Staff and as commissioner of the county’s Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs. He was the lead county official in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, tasked with coordinating response and recovery. A staunch advocate of inclusive, sustainable economic development, Chu was instrumental in creating workforce opportunities for traditionally underserved individuals during the planning and development of the transformative Wyandanch Rising project.

Chu serves as a board member for several nonprofit agencies, including the Long Island chapter of the American Red Cross, the EAC Network, and the Long Island chapter of the USGBC. Chu also serves as a trustee of Molloy University