NYSTEC Board of Directors
NYSTEC Board of Directors
The NYSTEC Board of Directors acts in the best interest of our company and of all who work here. The Board establishes corporate management-related policies and looks out for the financial well-being of the company.
William J. Pirillo
Dr. Donald W. Hanson
Scott C. McCartney, CFA
Dr. Thomas Triscari, Jr.
William J. Pirillo is the NYSTEC Board Chairman. He led NYSTEC as President and CEO until his retirement in September 2009. Under Bill’s leadership, NYSTEC achieved financial viability, became independent of its sponsoring organization (the Syracuse Research Corporation), and gained stature and recognition as a premier trusted advisor in the IT field—achieved through visionary leadership characterized by a sharp focus on developing employment opportunities, exceeding client expectations, and managing financial growth and fiscal responsibility. Prior to joining NYSTEC, Bill was co-founder of The Center for Systems Thinking & Innovation. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Mohawk Valley (LMV).
A business consultant active in the public sector for almost 30 years, Mike Walsh is President and CEO of NYSTEC. Visionary on Smart City projects that represent the wave of the future and inspirational to college-age aspirants participating in our economic development program IgniteU NY, Mike is adept at identifying public-sector performance improvement opportunities and determining organizations’ system needs and technology solutions to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. He honed his skills serving as Northeast Regional Managing Consulting Partner at KPMG, where he managed and directed the system integration and management consulting business unit that covered higher education research institutions for New Jersey, New York State, New York City, and New England. He holds an MBA and a BS from the University of Miami.
Dr. Donald W. Hanson retired in 2009 as Director of the Information Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY. During a 41-year Air Force career, he held a variety of assignments with progressive responsibility in both technical and leadership positions. Don received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award and is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In addition to participating on the NYSTEC Board, Don serves on the SUNY Institute of Technology College Council, the Cyber New York Alliance Board of Directors, the American Red Cross New York-Penn Blood Services Region Board of Directors, the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, the First Presbyterian Church Board of Trustees in Rome, and the Lake Delta Yacht Club Board of Directors.
Lisa M. Marrello is the Managing Principal for the Albany, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She specializes in legislative and budgetary analysis and advocacy, client appropriations, procurement, and regulatory matters before executive agencies across many issue areas. Lisa, who is directly responsible for the strategic development, planning, negotiation and advocacy of clients’ legislative and political messages and budget strategies, draws on a broad range of legislative experience and government contacts, having served in both New York State and New York City government. She is a frequent lecturer on advocacy and government at Siena College and at professional associations doing business in New York State.
Scott C. McCartney, CFA, is a founding Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Ascent Wealth Partners LLC, an independent investment advisory firm headquartered in Utica, NY. Prior to establishing Ascent, Scott was employed for nine years with Strategic Financial Services Inc., where he directed the company’s investment research and management activities, and led development of investing strategies on behalf of clients. In addition to his work on the NYSTEC Board of Directors, Scott is a Vice-Chair of the Planning Board for the Town of Trenton, NY, serves as Vice-Chair of Human Technologies Corporation, and serves as Chair on the Audit Committee of the Holland Patent Central School District. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.
Dr. Thomas Triscari, Jr., a career officer in the U.S. Air Force, retired from active duty in 1996 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He then founded Information Technology Management, Inc., a partnership of professionals providing specialized research, education, leadership training and consulting services to a variety of customers, including the U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, National Security Agency and FBI. In addition to participating on the NYSTEC Board, Tom serves on the Boards of SRC and the Watervliet Innovation Center, and as an active member with the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science, Academy of Management, Project Management Institute, Decision Sciences Institute, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.