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 35 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 MS 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 40 -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 is Chairman of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute College Council, and serves on the Rome Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Central New York Defense Alliance Board of Directors. Don is also a routine platelet donor for the American Red Cross.
Lisa M. Marrello, Esq. provides legislative strategy and regulatory counsel before government agencies on issues spanning healthcare, higher education and the professions, financial services, transit and transportation, racing & gaming, and economic development initiatives.
Lisa is an experienced government relations attorney and skilled lobbyist. She has been a resolute advocate for her clients on matters dealing with all aspects of legislative policy, budgetary analysis, appropriations funding, procurement, and administrative and regulatory guidance. Drawing on her experience over a 25-year career of legal and legislative practice, she has gained the confidence of clients who rely on her successes in government policy, process and advocacy.
Lisa maintains professional contacts with federal, state and local government officials, having served in both New York State and New York City government. Prior to her years in private practice, she served as assistant legislative representative for the City of New York, Mayor’s Office. She began her career with the New York State Assembly as chief of staff and counsel to the chairman of the Standing Committee on Housing, where she negotiated housing policy on behalf of the chairman.
In addition to her role as a member of the NYSTEC Board of Directors, she is proactive with other professional associations including as a board member of the Directors Advisory Council for M&T Bank, Albany/Hudson Valley Regions, as well as memberships to the New York State Bar Association and the Albany County Bar Association.
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 the development of investing strategies on behalf of clients. In addition to his work on the NYSTEC Board of Directors, Scott is the immediate past chair of Human Technologies Corporation, serves on the Finance Committee of the Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute, chairs the Finance Committee of the SUNY Poly Foundation, and chairs the Audit Committee of the Holland Patent Central School District.
Dr. Thomas Triscari is a proven leader in identifying and employing advanced technologies and business practices that help build sustainable value for stakeholders of mature existing companies and start-up enterprises. He has had successful careers as an innovator and change agent in the United States military, government (federal, state and local levels), industry/business and academia. Dr. Triscari has experience as an entrepreneur, creating a successful consulting company and practice and was instrumental in creating the “Technology Hub” in Troy, NY.