Jeffrey Pitkin was appointed treasurer of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on January 19, 2001. NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation that advances innovative energy solutions to improve New York State’s economy and environment.
In this position, Mr. Pitkin is responsible for ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of internal and external financial reporting; supporting organizational transparency, accountability, and stewardship; and ensuring effective policies and practices for personnel, computer systems and facility management to support NYSERDA’s objectives. He is also responsible for prudently investing NYSERDA’s funds and for issuing bonds on behalf of New York State’s investor-owned utilities to finance costs eligible for tax-exempt bond financing.
Mr. Pitkin is also the Board-appointed internal control officer, assisting NYSERDA’s management to maintain effective policies and procedures to ensure orderly and efficient operations to meet organizational objectives; prevent fraud, waste and abuse; ensure adherence to laws, regulations and contractual agreements; and maintain reliable financial and management reporting.
Mr. Pitkin served as NYSERDA’s controller and assistant treasurer from 1991 to 2001. Prior to joining NYSERDA, he was controller for Trans World Music Corporation and was a senior accountant for Ernst & Young.
Nonprofit Boards and Awards
Mr. Pitkin serves as co-chair for the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Energy Finance Committee and serves on the Board of the Energy Programs Consortium. He also led NYSERDA’s design and implementation of a successful secondary markets $24.3 million bond issuance in August 2013 to finance energy efficiency loans through an innovative structure, which was later cited as The Bond Buyer Small Issuer Deal of the Year.
Mr. Pitkin was previously a certified public accountant and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Siena College in New York.