Tim Maniccia, Member
Tim has served in a number of state and local government leadership positions, most recently as Deputy Secretary of the New York State Senate Finance Committee. As Deputy Secretary, Tim led a team of thirty analysts and support staff in providing the Senate Majority conference with analysis and advice on the $136 billion New York State budget and hundreds of bills that have a fiscal impact.He also directly negotiated the Economic Development portion of the budget with his Assembly and Executive counterparts, resulting in creation of the Excelsior Jobs Program.
As Director of Operations for Albany County, NY, Tim was the de facto Chief Performance Officer. In this capacity, Tim and his team worked with program leaders to design ways to deliver the entire array of services the County is responsible for (nearly 180 programs across 25 departments and 3,000 employees) better, faster and cheaper.In some cases these solutions required changes to the organizational structure of the County.In other cases they resulted in greater sharing of services between the County and its municipalities.In some cases they resulted in redesigned workflow and creation of new technology and tools.In other cases it involved identifying new or revised funding sources from the state or federal government.In all cases, successful implementation arose only after resistance from employees and other stakeholders was diagnosed and creative plans were formulated and implemented.
Tim has also served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the New York City Deputy Mayor for Operations, as a Senior Fiscal Analyst with the New York State Assembly Ways & Means Committee, as the Director of Operations at the Rensselaerville Institute (The Think Tank with Muddy Boots) and as Executive Director of the New York State Government Finance Officers' Association.He is also a former foreign exchange trader, where he worked for a number of international banks and brokerage firms.
Tim holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University at Albany. He also studied in the doctoral program in Public Policy Analysis at UNC-Chapel Hill. During that period he provided advice to the State of North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Alliance for Competitive Technologies and the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology.
Tim is a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner. He is or has also been a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Municipal Analysts Group of New York, New York State Government Finance Officers' Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Association of Change Management Professionals, Project Management Institute and Turnaround Management Association.
Tim is also committed to strengthening his community.He serves as President of the Bethlehem Central Athletic Association and as Vice President of the Consulting Alliance.He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Town of Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency and served on the Town of Bethlehem Budget Advisory Team in 2012.