Joanie Mahoney Named President of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Joanie Mahoney has been named the next president of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, according to Central NY News.

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In a resolution, the SUNY Board of Trustees said Mahoney β€” who was the chief operating officer β€” has helped ESF expand β€œβ€¦ as an instrumental partner with government to address pressing issues like climate change and intrusion of invasive species in our waterways, and functions as point person on COVID-19 matters and preparedness.”

Mahoney’s experience as former county executive to Onondaga County β€œβ€¦ demonstrates her abilities to form coalitions and achieve results β€” exactly the outcomes we’re hoping to see at ESF,” said SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras.

Prior to being county executive, Mahoney worked as an attorney both in private practice with the Harris Beach law firm and for five years as a criminal prosecutor in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.