May 19, 2017: Gavin Donohue notified the Albany County, N.Y., Convention Center Authority Board on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, that he plans to resign as the Authority’s Chairman on June 1, 2017. Donohue is also the president and chief executive officer of the trade group Independent Power Producers of New York. He was hired by the Authority in 2005 by former Gov. George Pataki. Donohue was named Chairman in 2008. Donohue is one of the nine unpaid Members of the Authority, which is a state government authority.