John L. Buono

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John L. Buono (born 1943) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Thruway Authority.[1]

Buono graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 1968 and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from University at Albany, SUNY. His first job was that of an administrator and teacher at St. Agnes School in Loudonville, New York. By the mid 1970s, he had switched to civil service, becoming Commissioner of Employment and Training for Rensselaer County and Deputy County Executive.

He was elected Rensselaer County Clerk in 1978 and Rensselaer County Executive in 1985. In 1995, George E. Pataki appointed Buono to direct the New York State Dormitory Authority. In 1998, Buono assumed the presidency of Hudson Valley Community College.[2] In 2002, Pataki appointed him to lead the Thruway Authority.


  1. ^ "Who's Who at the Thruway". Albany, New York: New York State Thruway Authority. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  2. ^ "John L. Buono", Community College Week, Fairfax, Virginia: Autumn Publishing, 2003-10-27, ISSN 1041-5726, retrieved 2010-01-18 
Political offices
Preceded by
Rensselaer County, New York County Clerk
1979 – 1985
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William J. Murphy
Rensselaer County, New York Executive
1986 – 1995
Succeeded by
Henry F. Zwack
Government offices
Preceded by
Director of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
1995 – 1998
Succeeded by
Preceded by
CEO of the New York State Thruway Authority
Academic offices
Preceded by
Stephen M. Curtis
President of Hudson Valley Community College
1998 – 2003
Succeeded by
Marco J. Silvestri (interim)