NYSTEC Board of Directors

The NYSTEC Board of Directors acts in the best interest of our company and of all who work here. The Board establishes corporate management-related policies and looks out for the financial well-being of the company.

Meet Our Board
William J. Pirillo
Board Chairman

William J. Pirillo is the NYSTEC Board Chairman. He led NYSTEC as President and CEO until his retirement in September 2009. Under Bill’s leadership, NYSTEC achieved financial viability, became independent of its sponsoring organization (the Syracuse Research Corporation), and gained stature and recognition as a premier trusted…

Saleem M. Cheeks
Board Member

Saleem M. Cheeks serves on the executive team at AngioDynamics as Vice President of Communications, COE, and has more than 20 years of private and public sector experience in areas including communications, community relations, government, and politics…

Heather Dussault, Ph.D.
Board Member

Heather Dussault’s extensive engineering and research experience includes several years of service as a volunteer in the position of emeritus engineer for the United States Air Force. In that role, she assisted the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in a variety of research capacities, including…

Philip Fazio

Philip Fazio serves SRC, Inc. as executive vice president of finance, chief financial officer (CFO), and treasurer at SRC. In these roles, he directs investment management, pricing and cost analysis, and financial analyses of budgets, forecasts, and results, including overseeing the company’s investments…

Dr. Donald W. Hanson
Board Member

Dr. Donald W. Hanson retired in 2009 as Director of the Information Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY. During a 40 -year Air Force career, he held a variety of assignments with progressive responsibility in both technical and leadership positions. Don received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award and…

Lisa M. Marrello
Board Member

Lisa M. Marrello, Esq. provides legislative strategy and regulatory counsel before government agencies on issues spanning healthcare, higher education and the professions, financial services, transit and transportation, racing & gaming, and economic development initiatives.

Lisa is an experienced government…

Scott C. McCartney, CFA
Board Member

Scott C. McCartney, CFA, is a founding Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Ascent Wealth Partners LLC, an independent investment advisory firm headquartered in Utica, NY. Prior to establishing Ascent, Scott was employed for nine years with Strategic Financial Services Inc., where he directed the company’s investment research and…

Dr. Thomas Triscari, Jr.
Board Member

Dr. Thomas Triscari is a proven leader in identifying and employing advanced technologies and business practices that help build sustainable value for stakeholders of mature existing companies and start-up enterprises. He has had successful careers as an innovator and change agent in the United States military, government…

Kevin Owens
President and CEO

Kevin Owens serves as NYSTEC’s President and CEO. His consulting experience spans over 20 years, with a focus on transformational initiatives that have assisted organizations in positioning themselves for future success. Kevin’s forte is…



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