Joseph Rabito was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on January 14, 2021.
Mr. Rabito brings nearly 25 years of public service leadership experience at the federal, state, and local levels to the position. In New York State he has held the positions of Interim Chief Information Officer, Executive Deputy Secretary, Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, and Deputy Director for State Operations overseeing transportation, public safety, general government, gaming and financial services. In addition, Mr. Rabito served as Executive Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Office of General Services (OGS) for six years serving as the Chief Operating Officer where he led a staff of more than 2,000 and managed a $1.4 billion general fund budget that included a $700 million capital plan, while serving as the state’s Chief Real Estate Officer.
Prior to his appointment at OGS, Rabito served as Deputy Commissioner at NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) where he administered over $300 million in federal and state development resources. His efforts there led to national and state awards, including the President’s Award for Innovation from the National Council of State Community Development Agencies and the Advance New York Award from the NYS Economic Development Council, citing success in creating jobs for New Yorkers and improving their quality of life.
Mr. Rabito also served as the City of Albany’s Commissioner of Development and Planning, where he directed economic development, neighborhood revitalization and planning for New York’s Capital City. Before joining the City of Albany, he served in the federal government at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he managed critical development activity in nearly every county in upstate New York.
Mr. Rabito also currently serves as a member of the NYS Franchise Oversight Board and the Albany Convention Center Authority.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rabito now calls Albany County home.