New York State Special Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation

Robert Megna


Robert Megna is the president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Megna previously served as senior vice chancellor and chief operating officer of SUNY System Administration. In that role, he oversaw the operations of the chief information officer, the State University of New York (SUNY) Plaza business functions, capital facilities, campus energy management, and the Charter School Institute.
He joined SUNY System Administration from Stony Brook University, serving as senior vice president for finance and administration. Prior to joining Stony Brook, he served as executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Canal Corporation.

Megna served as budget director for New York State Division of the Budget (DOB), during which time the state achieved its highest financial rating in 40 years from three major credit rating agencies and passed four on-time budgets for the first time since the 1970s. Megna has also served as commissioner for New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, assistant commissioner of the office of tax policy at the Virginia Department of Taxation, and director of tax studies at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Megna earned an M.S. in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London and received his B.A. in Economics and M.P.A. from Fordham University. Megna is an appointee of the Governor.