Mark P. Pattison

Mark P. PattisonMark P. Pattison was appointed executive deputy comptroller for the Office of State and Local Government Accountability on May 7, 2007.  Mr. Pattison previously served as the deputy comptroller for Local Government Services and Economic Development.

Mr. Pattison spent many years in public service prior to joining the State Comptroller’s Office. He was mayor of the City of Troy from 1996 to 2003. Mr. Pattison worked at the Rensselaer County Chapter, NYSARC for 20 years, including 12 years as its director.

Mr. Pattison served as vice president of the City of Troy's school board, president of Vanderheyden Hall, vice chair of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, chairperson of the Hudson-Mohawk Heritage Area Commission and president of the New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies.  He was a trustee and faculty member of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and has served on several community boards, including the Center for Economic Growth and the Commission for Economic Opportunity.

Mr. Pattison studied political science, economics and urban policy at the State University of New York at Oswego.  He has a master’s degree in organization and management from Antioch University New England Graduate School.  He lives on Troy’s East Side with his wife, Laura Amos, and their two children, Edward and Mary.