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Changes at Thruway Authority Helm and on Board

The bridge made a very cool photo backdrop during media tours and still does!

Last month Governor Cuomo nominated Bill Finch, who was until then mayor of Bridgeport (where my dad was born), Acting Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation (subject to State Senate confirmation).

Looked like perfect weather for him and Project Director Jamey Barbas that day.

Best wishes to Mr. Finch in his new role.

Returning and new Thruway Authority board members are former state budget director Robert L. Megna and former State Senator Stephen M. Saland.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Changes at Thruway Authority: Megna to Leave

Thruway Authority Executive Director Robert L. Megna at June 2015 transit task force meeting in Orangeburg/NNYB

Thruway Authority Executive Director Robert L. Megna at June 2015 transit task force meeting in Orangeburg/NNYB

Thruway Authority Executive Director Robert L. Megna has accepted a position as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Stony Brook University and will step down from his current position in mid-January 2016.

“After two decades in state government, I will be stepping down in mid-January to join Stony Brook University as its Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration,” Megna said via statement.

I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the dedicated staff members of the Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation. Without them, the Thruway Authority would not be in the process of building one of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation while also keeping one of the busiest superhighways safe for its motorists, and New York’s canals would not be a destination for visitors from all over the world.

It has been a privilege to work for Governor Cuomo as Executive Director at the Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation and as the Director at the Division of Budget. His leadership has made it possible to improve the lives of countless New Yorkers and I have been proud to be part of that.”

After Megna departs, Cuomo is expected to nominate him to fill a vacancy on the Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation Board of Directors (subject to State Senate confirmation).

Best of luck to Mr. Megna in his new position.

Follow up: Jamey Barbas is now the Executive Project Engineer.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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