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Management Team

Gerrard P. Bushell

Gerrard P. Bushell

Gerrard P. Bushell was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as the President & CEO of DASNY. Dr. Bushell is responsible for the overall management, operations, and policies of DASNY and brings broad experience from both the private and public sectors. He has served as an investment advisor who has counseled state & local governments, corporations, endowments, and labor unions on their public and private investment strategies. His cross-cutting experiences provide him with a set of insights and strategic skills for leading DASNY as an innovator and partner to the state's public and private universities, hospitals, state and local governments, and non-profits. Prior to joining DASNY, Dr. Bushell was a Senior Relationship Advisor in BNY Mellon's investment management business covering some of the banks largest clients. He has also held a number of Senior Advisory roles; including: Director in the Client and Partner Group at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Managing Director at Arden Asset Management, and the Head of Institutional Sales at the Legg Mason affiliate, ClearBridge Advisors. Dr. Bushell has experience working in New York State Government. He served as a Senior Officer to the former New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, a sole trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and a leading institutional investor. Dr. Bushell is a graduate of Columbia University where he received a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Sciences. He also serves as an appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo on the Board of Directors for the Moynihan Station Development Corporation. In Albany: (518)257-3180

Michael T. Corrigan

Michael T. Corrigan

Michael T. Corrigan is the Vice President of DASNY, and assists the President in the administration and operation of DASNY. Mr. Corrigan came to DASNY in 1995 as Budget Director, and served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2000 until 2003. He began his government service career in 1983 as a budget analyst for Rensselaer County, and served as the County’s Budget Director from 1986 to 1995. Immediately before coming to DASNY, he served as the appointed Rensselaer County Executive for a short period. Mr. Corrigan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. In Albany: (518)257-3192 

John G. Pasicznyk

John G. Pasicznyk is the Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of DASNY, as well as the Managing Director, Construction and Metro NY Operations.  As Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Mr. Pasicznyk is responsible for supervising DASNY’s investment program, general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting functions, as well as the development and implementation of financial policies, financial management systems and internal controls for financial reporting.  He has served as Managing Director, Construction and Metro NY Operations since 2009.  In this role, Mr. Pasicznyk is responsible for managing all aspects of DASNY’s multi-billion dollar construction program in the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island.  He previously served DASNY as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for 12 years. Prior to that, Mr. Pasicznyk held various other management positions in the Office of Finance since joining DASNY in 1985. Mr. Pasicznyk worked in audit positions at KPMG and Deloitte before beginning his DASNY tenure.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In Albany: (518)257-3562 

Stephen D. Curro, P. E.

Stephen D. Curro, P. E.

Stephen D. Curro, P.E. is the Managing Director of Construction. Mr. Curro is responsible for DASNY’s construction groups, including design, project management, purchasing, contract administration, interior design, and engineering and other technology services. Mr. Curro joined DASNY in 2001 as Director of Technical Services, and most recently served as Director of Construction Support Services. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York and has worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management. In Albany: (518)257-3271

 

PorPortia Leetia Lee

Portia Lee is the Managing Director of Public Finance and Portfolio Monitoring. She is responsible for supervising and directing Authority bond issuance in the capital markets, implementing and overseeing financing programs, overseeing DASNY’s compliance with continuing disclosure requirements and monitoring the financial condition of existing Authority clients. Ms. Lee previously served as Senior Investment Officer at the New York State Comptroller’s Office where she was responsible for assisting in the administration of the long-term fixed income portfolio of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, as well as the short-term portfolio, and the Securities Lending Program. From 1995 to 2005, Ms. Lee worked at Moody’s Investors Service where she most recently served as Vice President and Senior Credit Officer in the Public Finance Housing Group. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany. In Albany: (518)257-3362

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Michael E. Cusack

Michael E. Cusack is General Counsel to DASNY. Mr. Cusack is responsible for all legal services including legislation, litigation, contract matters and the legal aspects of all DASNY financings. He is licensed to practice law in the States of New York and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Mr. Cusack has over twenty years of combined legal experience, including management of an in-house legal department and external counsel teams (and budgets) across a five-state region. He most recently served as of counsel to the Albany, New York law firm of Young/Sommer, LLC, where his practice included representation of Upstate New York municipalities, telecommunications service providers in the siting of public utility/personal wireless service facilities and other private sector clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena College and a Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School of Union University. In Albany: (518)257-3120

Caprice G. Spann 

Caprice G. Spann is the Managing Director of the Office of Executive Initiatives (OEI). Ms. Spann provides executive leadership for DASNY’s Marketing, Communications, Client Relations and Customer Satisfaction, Sustainable Programs, Legislative Affairs and Agendas, Intergovernmental Communications, Public Information, Press Relations, and Training and Development.  She is also the executive over DASNY’s Opportunity Programs Group (OPG) which is one of the leading entities achieving Governor Cuomo’s mandated 30% Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) utilization in New York State. Ms. Spann has over 25 years of diverse experience of increasing responsibility in finance and insurance at AIG, The Travelers and Allstate. She also provided consult to seasoned private business owners and entrepreneurs in various industries including but not limited to transportation, apparel, microinsurance, and not-for-profits.  Ms. Spann holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University in New York City. In Albany: (518)257-3386

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