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Centro Executive Staff



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Brian M. Schultz
Chief Executive Officer

CEO@centro.org 

 

Brian Schultz was named Chief Executive Officer of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in August 2020. Since joining Centro in May 2004, when he was appointed to Centro’s Board of Members, Mr. Schultz has held the offices of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, and also served as the Chairman of the Pension and Strategic Planning Committees.

 

In his role as Chief Executive Officer for the Authority, Mr. Schultz is responsible for administering the goals and policies of the Centro Board of Directors, and for directing the Authority’s executive management team and employees in their charge to provide quality services and programs to the Central New York Community.

 

Prior to joining Centro, Mr. Schultz spent 24 years in the financial services industry, most recently as President of Choice Point Advisors LLC., where he served as a Financial Advisor to individuals and small businesses.

 

In addition to his role as Centro’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Schultz currently serves as Treasurer for the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA), Chairman of the Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Committee (SMTC) Policy Committee, and is a member and Secretary of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Dewitt Fire District, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Bishop Grimes High School, and a former Councilor for the Town of DeWitt.  



 


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Christopher Tuff
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

 

Christopher Tuff was named Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in August 2020. Since joining Centro in April 2016, Mr. Tuff has held several positions including Vice President of Administration, Director of Operations, Director of Subsidiary Operations, and Senior Transportation Analyst, 

 

In his role as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Authority, Mr. Tuff is responsible for ensuring functional accountability across all departments of the Authority, and for assessing and monitoring administrative and operational activity in all four counties in which the Authority operates. Mr. Tuff is also tasked with representing the Authority during various statewide meetings, interacting with community organizations and elected representatives, and for coordinating and managing the Authority’s New York State Fair operations.

 

Prior to joining Centro, Mr. Tuff was an Auditor for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

 

Mr. Tuff holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Johnson and Wales University and is currently enrolled in the executive education master's degree program in public administration at the University of South Dakota. Mr. Tuff is also a graduate of the New York Public Transit Association’s – Public Transportation Leadership Institute.


 
Christine LoCurto, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

 

Christine LoCurto was named Chief Financial Officer of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in August 2012. Since joining Centro in December 1997, Ms. LoCurto has held several positions including Director of Purchasing, Controller, and Vice President of Finance.

 

In her role as CFO for the Authority, Ms. LoCurto oversees all financial activities including internal controls, risk management, accounting, budgeting, grant administration, procurement, contracts, Federal & NYS compliance, debt financing, payroll & benefit administration, revenue collection, parts stockroom and Centro Parking Inc.

 

Prior to joining Centro, Ms. LoCurto was an Auditor for Testone Marshall & Discenza and Coopers & Lybrand in Syracuse, New York and an Accounting Manager for the Central NY Regional Planning & Development Board.

 

Ms. LoCurto holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Le Moyne College. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.


 
Robert LoCurto
Chief Operating Officer

 

Robert LoCurto was named Chief Operating Officer of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in June 2014. Since joining Centro in January 1996, Mr. LoCurto has held several positions including Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Fleet & Facilities, Controller, and Accounting Manager.

 

In his role as COO for the Authority, Mr. LoCurto is responsible for the Authority’s transit operations fixed route service and paratransit service, fleet maintenance operations, risk and safety, transit security, operations service scheduling, information technology, and operational performance metrics.

 

Prior to joining Centro, Mr. LoCurto was an Account Executive at Dean Witter in Syracuse, NY and an Accountant for Daiwa Securities America in New York City.

 

Mr. LoCurto holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance & accounting from St. Bonaventure University and is a member of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Coalition and the American Public Transportation Association.


 
Joseph DeGray
Senior Vice President of Transit Operations

 

Joseph DeGray was named Senior Vice President of Transit Operations of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in October 2015. Since joining Centro in December 1991, Mr. DeGray has held several positions including Director of Operations, Operations Manager, Chief Service Supervisor, Service Supervisor, and Bus Operator.

 

In his role as Senior Vice President of Transit Operations for the Authority, Mr. DeGray directs the Authority’s largest single department, which employs more than 500 bus operators, supervisors, management, and support staff. He is responsible for the daily operations and administration of the Authority's bus and special events services.

 

Prior to joining Centro, Mr. DeGray was a store manager for Silo Corporation in Syracuse, NY. 
 


 
Steven Koegel
Vice President of Communications & Business Planning

 

Steven Koegel was named Vice President of Communications & Business Planning of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in February 2016. Since joining Centro in June 1998, Mr. Koegel has held several positions including Director of Marketing & Communications, Communications Manager, and Communications Coordinator.

 

In his role as Vice President of Communications & Business Planning for the Authority, Mr. Koegel is responsible for the Authority’s service planning, corporate & public communications, customer service, marketing & research, and transit advertising operations.

 

Prior to joining Centro, Mr. Koegel was a Producer for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD, News Director for WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY, Assistant News Director/Producer for WSTM-TV in Syracuse, NY and Reporter/Anchor for WSYR-AM Radio in Syracuse, NY.

 

Mr. Koegel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism from SUNY Oswego.
 


 

Jacquelyn Musengo
Vice President of Human Resources

Jacquelyn Musengo was named Vice President of Human Resources of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in April 2019. Since joining Centro in May 1998, Ms. Musengo has held several positions including Senior Director of Human Resources, Director of Human Resources, Manager of Employee Benefits, and Employee Relations Supervisor.

 

In her role as Vice President of Human Resources for the Authority, Ms. Musengo is responsible for the general supervision of the human resources functions including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and development, and monitoring state and federal compliance. Ms. Musengo also oversees facility and transit security as well as collective bargaining unit employee relations.

 

Ms. Musengo has completed several training courses and programs including those sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Transit Administration, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

 

Prior to joining Centro, Ms. Musengo was employed as an account manager by the National Employers Council in Syracuse, NY.

 

Ms. Musengo holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Oswego.


 

Linda Biata
Vice President of Accounting

Linda Biata was named Vice President of Accounting of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in April 2020. Since joining Centro in November 1997, Ms. Biata has held several positions including Director of Accounting, Manager of Accounting, Senior Accountant, and Accountant.

 

In her role as Vice President of Accounting for the Authority, Ms. Biata is responsible for the general supervision of the accounting, payroll, revenue collection, and storeroom departments.

 

Ms. Biata holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Empire State College.
 


 

Geoffrey Hoff
Vice President of Fleet and Facilities

Geoffrey Hoff was named Vice President of Fleet and Facilities of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) in April 2020. Since joining Centro in July 2009, Mr. Hoff has held several positions including Senior Director of Vehicle Maintenance, Director of Facilities Operations, Project Manager, and Senior Buyer.

 

In his role as Vice President of Fleet and Facilities for the Authority, Mr. Hoff is responsible for the general supervision of all Centro facilities as well as the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center.

 

Mr. Hoff holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix, as well as a master's degree in accounting. Mr. Hoff is also a graduate of the New York Public Transit Association’s – Public Transportation Leadership Institute.