Lahut Reappointed as CDTA Board Chairman for Fourth Term

April 26, 2023
Lahut Elected Board Chairman

CDTA Announces Slate of Officers for the Fiscal Year 2024

ALBANY, NY (April 26, 2023) The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Board of Directors approved their slate of officers for the fiscal year 2024 at their meeting on Wednesday, April 26. Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority Executive Director Jayme B. Lahut was elected Board Chairman. This is Lahut’s fourth term as Board Chairman.

“I’m excited to serve as Chairman of the CDTA Board of Directors,” said Jayme Lahut. “The past year has been filled with great work, including the expansion of service to Montgomery County, increased ridership, and construction on a third BRT Line. I am impressed with the way the CDTA workforce manages growth and new challenges. I value CDTA’s reach in the community and the significant role we play in connecting people to economic opportunities. We are fortunate to be surrounded by determined board members who bring a wealth of knowledge and who serve as valuable resources for CDTA.”

“CDTA continues to grow and provide the community with what they want and need. Much of this comes from Jayme’s leadership and the progressive vision of our Board of Directors,” said CDTA CEO Carm Basile. “We look forward to Jayme continuing to lead the transformation of CDTA and our region.” 

Lahut was appointed to the CDTA Board of Directors in 2017.  He has been the first and only Executive Director of the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority; he has worked there since 1999. A Troy native, he has more than 30 years of experience and broad-based achievement in economic and community development.

The full slate of officers is:

  • Chairperson – Jayme B. Lahut (Represents Schenectady County)
  • Vice-Chairperson – Michael J. Criscione (Represents Albany County)
  • Treasurer – Denise A. Figueroa (Represents Albany County)
  • Secretary – Joseph M. Spairana, Jr. (Represents Rensselaer County)

Michael J. Criscione was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2017 and elected Vice-Chairman in 2018. Mr. Criscione operates his own Insurance Agency in Saratoga Springs.

Denise A. Figueroa (Albany County) joined the Board in 2003. She served as Board Chairwoman from 2010 to 2014. Ms. Figueroa is the Executive Director of the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley in Troy.

Joseph M. Spairana, Jr. was reappointed to the Board in June 2021. This is Mr. Spairana’s third term as a Board member. He was first appointed to the CDTA Board in December 2008. Mr. Spairana retired from the New York State Department of Transportation with 35 years of service. 

The remaining members of the CDTA Board are:

David M. Stackrow (Rensselaer County) has been a board member since 1995, making him the longest-serving Board member in CDTA history. He served as Board Chairman on three separate occasions. Mr. Stackrow is the Managing Partner of Scott Stackrow & Co, CPAs in Troy.

Georgeanna M. Nugent (Saratoga County) was appointed to the Board in 2009.  Ms. Nugent served as Board Chairwoman in 2018 and Board Treasurer in 2022. Ms. Nugent is the Regional Environmental Division Director for McFarland-Johnson, Inc.

Daniel C. Lynch, ESQ. (Albany County) joined the Board in June 2022. Mr. Lynch serves as the Deputy County Executive in Albany County.

Jaclyn L. Falotico (Schenectady County) joined the Board in June 2017. Mrs. Falotico is the Commissioner of Finance for Schenectady County.

Peter D. Wohl (Saratoga County) joined the Board in June 2021. Mr. Wohl is the Chief Performance and Innovation Officer at Broadview Federal Credit Union.

Patrick M. Lance, Sr. was appointed to the Board in June 2019. Mr. Lance represents Labor (Non-Voting Union Member)

Detailed biographies for each CDTA Board member can be found at: