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Chairman, Represents Rensselaer County  

David M. Stackrow, a CDTA Board member since October 1995, chairs the CDTA Board of Directors. He is Vice President/Treasurer and managing partner of Scott, Stackrow and Co., CPAs, P.C. Mr. Stackrow, who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena College, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for LaSalle Institute, Vice Chairman of the Board of the City of Troy Industrial Development Agency, Independent Director of the Rensselaer Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation, and Trustee of the CDTA/ATU 1321 Pension Plan. He is a Past President of the LaSalle Institute Alumni Association and a Past Grand Knight of the Rensselaer Council Knights of Columbus. Mr. Stackrow is a member of the Performance Oversight Committee, a member of the Governance Committee and former Chairman of the CDTA Governance Committee. David M. Stackrow was honored with the 2009 American Public Transportation Association Outstanding Board member of the year award. He resides in Poestenkill with his wife Karen and their two children.





Vice-Chairperson Represents Saratoga County                                    

Georgeanna “Georgie” Lussier was appointed to the CDTA Board in May 2009. She is Senior Project Manager at Foit-Albert Associates Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, P.C. in Albany.

She was former Business Development Manager with Gilbane Building Company and Pinyon Environmental, Inc. Ms. Lusier previously spent ten years in the environmental consulting industry. She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and a NY Department of Health Certified Asbestos Inspector.

Ms. Lussier is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Saratoga and the Chair for the Air and Waste Management Association – Eastern NY Chapter.  Ms. Lussier is also a member of Women in Transportation, Greater New York and the Society of Wetland Scientists. Ms. Lussier holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Geology from SUNY Plattsburgh. She chairs the CDTA Planning and Stakeholder Relations Committee and is also a member of the Governance Committee. She moved to Saratoga Springs with her family eight years ago from Denver, Colorado.






Treasurer, Represents Albany County

Arthur F. Young Jr., appointed to the CDTA Board in October 1995, is a retired officer of Key Bank of New York after more than 49 years in banking. At the time of his retirement from Key, Mr. Young was a Senior Vice President and Manager of the bank’s Legal and Recovery Division, Secretary of the bank’s Board of Directors, President and CEO of Key Financial Services, and a Director of Key Leasing, Inc. Mr. Young is a Trustee, Investment Officer and past President of the J.O. Wells Albany Memorial Hospital Nursing Education Foundation, Director of VNA Albany Home Health Care Corp., Director and past Governor of the Albany/Colony of Mayflower Descendants, Director and Elder of the New York State Society of Mayflower Descendants, former Captain General and present D.G.G for N.Y. of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Director and Review Chairman of Adirondack Swimming, President and Director of the Elder William Brewster Society, Director and Treasurer of the Capital District Pop Warner Federation, Senior Vice Commander and Director of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Director of the Berkshire Family History Association, Trustee Director of Capital District Genealogy society and member of the Bethlehem Historical Association Executive Committee.

Mr. Young is also a life member of Junior Chamber International, the American Philatelic Society, United States Swimming, the Pilgrim John Holland Society, the Thomas Stanton Society, the Bruce Family International Society, the Founders of Jamestown Society, and the Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society. Mr. Young has been a Certified Swim Official for high school and college swimming for 42 years and has served as a Deck Official at four United States Olympic Trials. Mr. Young has been the CDTA Treasurer since 1998, is a current member of the Performance Oversight Committee, past Chairman of the Performance Oversight and Stakeholder Relations Committee, a former member of the Audit committee and Chairman of the investment committee. He and his wife Anne reside in Delmar, New York.


Secretary, Represents Rensselaer County

Joseph M. Spairana, Jr., appointed to the CDTA Board in December 2008, is retired from the New York State Department of Transportation with 35 years of service. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Spairana was Engineer in Charge responsible for construction operations for major roadway and bridge improvement projects throughout the Capital Region. Mr. Spairana serves on the Board of Directors of the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club and is active in their Futures and Events Committee. Mr. Spairana is a member of the Performance Oversight Committee and a former member of the Planning and Stakeholder Relations Committees. He is a lifelong resident of Rensselaer County and lives with his family in Wynantskill.


Represents Schenectady County

Norman L. Miller has been a member of the CDTA Board since July 2006. Mr. Miller is president of Leadership Management of New York, Inc., and a strategic development company that specializes in strategic planning, organization and management development, executive leadership and team building. He retired from the United States Air Force with 33 years of service and serves as a member of the Schenectady Military Affairs Council. He is a member of the Schenectady Rotary Club and the Schenectady/Saratoga Visiting Nurse Association Board of Directors. He is also a founding member of the Albany County Safe Haven organization in Altamont. Active in his community, he was a member of the Princetown Comprehensive Planning Committee. He was a member of the 1988 Olympic Bobsled Coaching Staff. Mr. Miller is the author of “IceSpy”, an espionage novel published in 1995. Mr. Miller is a member of the CDTA Planning and Stakeholder Relations Committee. He and his wife reside in Princetown.


Represents Albany County

Denise A. Figueroa, has been a CDTA Board member since December 2003.  She is a founding member and current Executive Director of the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, established in 1987. She holds a M.S. from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Ms. Figueroa is one of the original members of the Disabled Advisory Committee. Ms. Figueroa chairs the CDTA Governance Committee. She lives in Cohoes.







Represents Albany County

Thomas M. Owens, appointed to the CDTA Board in July 2008, serves as counsel to the Albany Port District Commission.  A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S.), Mr. Owens has also earned degrees from Georgetown University (M.A.) and Albany Law School (J.D.). He chairs the CDTA Performance Oversight Committee, is a member of the Governance Committee, and the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr. Owens resides in Bethlehem with his wife Theresa and their six children.



Represents Saratoga County

Lisa Ballout was appointed to the CDTA Board in March 2010. Since 1981, Ms. Ballout has been working in education, starting in Wichita, Kansas, and has been in the Capital District of New York since 1991. She has worked in the Counseling Department at Mohonasen High School and in special education at Niskayuna High School. Since 2000, she has been a tutor and substitute teacher in the Shenendehowa and Niskayuna School Districts. Ms. Ballout is a member of the Planning and Stakeholder Relations Committee and former member of the Performance Oversight Committee.  Ms. Ballout received her Bachelor of General Studies and Master of Education from Wichita State University.


Represents Labor (Non Voting Union Member)

Corey Bixby, a CDTA Board member since June 2014, is a CDTA operator. He resides in Latham.