Chris Statham Named CFO at STV

NEW YORK, NY –Chris Statham has joined STV as chief financial officer, the company announced on April 9. The professional service firm, based here, plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America.

In this role, Mr. Statham will be responsible for advancing the goals of STV’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, strengthening financial operations and executing the firm’s financial strategy.

“Since launching our Strategic Plan, our company has grown significantly, with 3,000 employees and more than 60 offices in North America,” said Greg Kelly, CEO at STV. “Transformational growth like this requires transformational leadership, so we are excited to welcome Chris to our team as we gain momentum on our strategy and further position the firm for growth in the future.”

Mr. Statham joined STV, bringing some 25 years of experience in the engineering industry, working on some of the largest and most complex public financial institutions and private equity firms across the country. His experience includes financial planning, modelling, risk, accounting, technology and M&As.

Mr. Statham holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lehigh University and a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. 

Chris Statham

Robert Rodriguez to Lead NYS Dormitory Authority

ALBANY—The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Board of Directors on April 10 appointed Robert J. Rodriguez as acting president and CEO. Mr. Rodriguez currently serves as New York’s 68th Secretary of State and will take on his new role beginning on May 8. He will serve as acting president & CEO until confirmed by the Senate.

“As Secretary of State, Robert has been a skilled manager, a sharp tactician, and a devoted public servant for the people of New York, and I have the utmost confidence that he will continue to succeed in this new role,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “DASNY staff stepped up in extraordinary ways to fulfill the authority’s mission while my office conducted its search for new leadership, and I look forward to continuing our partnership with Robert at the helm.”

In the announcement, Mr. Rodriguez noted his responsibilities for DASNY’s financing, construction and grants management on behalf of science, health and educational not-for-profits, which he described as “the foundation for stronger, inclusive, and more sustainable communities across the State of New York.”

Prior to joining the administration as Secretary of State, he served as a member of the New York State Assembly for 11 years (AD-68). He also served as co-chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, founding chair of the Assembly sub-committee on Infrastructure and member of committees on Ways and Means, Housing, Labor, Banking, Corporations and Authorities and Mental Health.

Mr. Rodriguez also held private sector roles as a director at Public Financial Management, vice-president at A.C. Advisory, Inc., and various management and operations roles at Bloomberg LP. In addition, he served on a number of volunteer boards, including as chairman of Manhattan Community Board 11 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

He graduated from Yale University with B.A. in History and Political Science and from New York University Stern Business School with an MBA in Finance. He is also an emerging leader of the New America Alliance, and a Council for Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellow.

Robert J. Rodriguez


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