Joint Legislative Public Hearing on
2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal
Economic Development
February 1, 2017
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Howard Zemsky
President & CEO and Commissioner, Empire State Development
New York State Department of Economic Development

RoAnn Destito
Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services

Brian McMahon
Executive Director, NYS Economic Development Council, Inc.

Jo Wiederhorn
President and CEO, Associated Medical Schools of NY

Randolph Collins
CS-Arch President/Founding Principal, The American Institute of Architects NYS

Melinda Mack
Executive Director, NY Association of Training and Employment Professionals

Daniel Walczyk
Professor, RPI and Director of NYS Center for Automation Technologies
Cornell-NYSTAR Centers of Excellence, Centers of Advanced Technologies

Tristram Coffin
Board Chair, NYS (CD 71) Community Development Financial Institution Coalition

Thomas O’Donnell
President, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 Film Unions (Motion Pictures Editors Guild;
International Alliance of Theatrical State Employees – Local 52; Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television & Radio Artists; Director Guild of America, Inc.; Broadway Stages)

Yana Collins Lehman
Board Chair, Post NY Alliance

Kristen McManus
Senior Program Specialist

John Kaehny
Executive Director, Reinvent Albany

Rose Marie Cantanno
Associate Director of the Consumer Protection Unit, NY Legal Assistance Group

Lara Kasper Buckareff
Director of Foreclosure Prevention, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Jay Flemma
Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York

Written Testimony
Citizens Union of the City of New York

Scott Brandi
President, Ski Areas of New York, Inc.

The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC)