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Michael A. Genito, Financial Services Specialist

Michael A. Genito,

  • Education
    Master of Public Administration, Pace University
    Master of Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Professional Certifications
    Certified Public Finance Officer
    Certified Government Financial Manager
    Credentialed Municipal Finance Officer
  • Industry Tenure
    35 years
    Consulting: 7 years
    Local Government:
    25 years

Michael is a finance and accounting expert with 35 years of experience in the field. He spent 25 years as a local government Chief Financial Officer and 10 years in the private sector. Michael currently serves as the Director of Pace University’s Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management, a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues affecting local governments and the promotion of effective public sector management. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Pace University’s Master of Public Administration program and a contributor to several research studies of the Institute.

Michael began his government career in 1984 as Treasurer of the Village of Suffern, New York. In 1991, he became Director of Finance for the Town of Ramapo, New York, and in 1996 was appointed Comptroller for the City of Rye, New York. In 2003 he was promoted to Assistant City Manager/Comptroller for the City of Rye, ultimately retiring at the close of 2008 to become Director of Pace University’s Michaelian Institute.

He was among the first to receive the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) designation of Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO). He also received the Association of Government Accountants’ Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation, and is a Credentialed Municipal Finance Officer.

Michael served on the Executive Board of the GFOA and is a Past-President of the New York State GFOA. He is nationally known for his speaking engagements and presentations before the GFOA, New York State GFOA, New York Conference of Mayors, Empire State Report Conference, Forbes New York Public Finance Symposium, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, Information Management Network, Bond Buyer Metro Conference, and a variety of others. He has authored articles in publications of the GFOA, NYS-GFOA, and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He has a master’s degree in public administration in government from Pace University and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.