Cuomo will name Howard Zemsky to lead NFTA

Mar 5, 2012

A leadership shakeup is coming to the NFTA as Governor Cuomo names a new chairman and new commissioners later today.

According to the Buffalo News, Howard Zemsky will be nominated as the new chairman of the NFTA's board of commissioners, replacing Henry Sloma who has been acting chairman since the summer of 2009.

The 52-year-old Zemsky was appointed as an NFTA commissioner by former Governor Eliot Spitzer and serves as co-chairman of the Western New York Regional Economic Council.

Buffalo State College chief of staff Bonita Durand, union leader Philip Wilcox and real estate agent Charles Gurney will be nominated as commissioners, though it's not known who they will replace on the board.

Appointments need to be approved by the State Senate.