Statement State Budget

CBC Appoints Denise Richardson Vice President for Research

July 15, 2019

Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) President Andrew S. Rein issued the following statement:

"I am pleased to announce that Denise Richardson will become the Citizens Budget Commission’s Vice President for Research. Denise’s broad and deep policy knowledge and decades of varied experience—from her leadership of the General Contractors Association to her 20-plus years as a public official serving five different agencies—will add significant value and build on CBC’s long history of fiscal and policy research excellence. CBC is fortunate to be the place where Denise returns to the policy and economic analysis roots she formed when she received her Master in Public Affairs and Urban Planning from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School."

Statement from Denise Richardson, incoming Vice President for Research:

“I’m excited to join the Citizens Budget Commission and become part of the incredible team that vigilantly works to hold New York City and State government accountable. CBC’s research and reports ensure that fiscal responsibility and efficient and effective services remain at the forefront of policy discussions. I look forward to working on these issues for the benefit of current and future New Yorkers.”

About Denise Richardson:

Denise Richardson has been Executive Director of the General Contractors Association of New York, Inc., since 2008, and was Deputy Director for the two years prior. Previously in New York City Government she served as Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer of the Department of Environmental Protection, and Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, among other positions. She also served as Assistant Chief Procurement Officer for New York City Transit. She also is or has been on the boards of the Regional Plan Association, the NY League of Conservation Voters, and the CBC. Denise received her Master in Public Affairs and Urban Planning from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a BA in Economics and Government from Simmons College.