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Management Team

Nicholas A. Noce

 

Nicholas A. Noce was appointed Executive Director for the Authority on December 1, 2011 following a 15-month period serving as Interim Executive Director.  He has been employed with the Authority since May of 2005 and previously held the position of Director of Finance & Business Services. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Niagara University and is a member of the NYS Government Finance Officers Association and American Water Works Association. During his tenure as Director of Finance & Business Services his fiscal guidance contributed to the Authority’s strong bond ratings. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Noce held various financial positions in another public benefit corporation.

Richard J. Metzger, P.E.

 

Richard J. Metzger, P.E., Executive Engineer for the Authority since 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Before joining the Authority, Mr. Metzger was a project engineer with O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. of Syracuse, New York, consulting engineers to the Authority.

Raymond W. Benshoff    Raymond W. Benshoff, Executive Director of Operations, has been employed with the Authority since 1996. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Trine University and is a member of the Monroe County Highway Superintendents Association. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Benshoff spent 25 years in management positions in the construction equipment field.
Stephen M. Savage, P.E.   Stephen M. Savage, P.E., Director of Engineering for the Authority since February 2008 and has been employed with the Authority since January 2006. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Before joining the Authority, Mr. Savage was a project manager with MRB Group, P.C. (a municipal consulting engineering firm) in Penfield, New York.
Paul Leiss, Jr.   Paul Liess, Jr., Director of Finance and Business Services joined the Authority in August 2018. In this role he oversees MCWA Financial Operations including a $77,000,000 budget. He received a Master of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University and a Bachelor of Science from Edinboro University and is a member of NYS Government Finance Officers Association. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Liess was the Business Manager for the Town of Ontario, and the Director of Finance and Personnel for the Town of Henrietta.
Christopher J. LaManna, P.E   Christopher J. LaManna, P.E., Director of Production and Transmission for the Authority since July 2018. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. LaManna was a consulting engineer for 27 years in the field of municipal water engineering.

 

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