As the business and operations manager, Patrea serves as a liaison between all departments at City & State New York, working to keep up the momentum of the office. Patrea oversees the billing department, maintaining collections and revenue. She also manages and oversees the job board, legal notices and subscriptions departments. She serves as a focal point for the sales team and has extensive knowledge of City & State’s client base.
Patrea is a graduate of CUNY College of Staten Island with dual majors in English writing and communications journalism. During her downtime, she enjoys playing volleyball as well as spending time with her son, and sometimes jumps out of planes for an adrenaline rush. She maintains the title of being the office’s most personable employee.
As comptroller at City & State and its entities, David handles all financial matters, including forecasting/budgeting, accounting compliance, and sales trafficking and support. He participates in all company strategy sessions and new initiatives. Along with his valued team, David also oversees operations and employee relations, making sure the office is running smoothly, always with an eye toward growth and increased efficiency. Something of a jack-of-all-trades, he worked on the interior design and layout of our new offices and has been known to assist with menu selection at City & State events. Prior to joining City & State in 2015, David, a native New Yorker and graduate of New York University, spent time in the media and real estate industries. When not at work, he can usually be found eating ice cream, at a concert, or ranting about something he deems vital.
Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
THIS YEAR'S RANK: 97CHANGE: -4
LAST YEAR'S RANK: 97
As founder and research director of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E.J. McMahon is a go-to expert on budget plans and policy proposals. His organization promotes greater transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in state government, which often puts him at odds with lawmakers and the governor. McMahon previously worked as a journalist in Albany, as an Assembly Republican staffer and a budget adviser for almost 30 years, giving him great insight into the goings-on in the Capitol.