Alfonso L. Carney, Jr. ’70 appointed chairman of Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
Alfonso L. Carney, Jr. has been appointed chairman of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York by Governor David A. Paterson. The Dormitory Authority, founded in 1944, is the largest higher education, health care, and public-purpose bonding and construction authority in the nation. The authority has a construction pipeline of 734 projects valued at $7.4 billion, and has an outstanding bond portfolio of more than $38 billion.
“I am honored by the responsibility and tremendous opportunity that Governor Paterson has placed before me,” Carney says. “My goal is to continue the tradition of strong leadership at the Dormitory Authority and extend its stellar national reputation for professionalism in public finance and construction management.”
Carney, an attorney, became a principal of Rockwood Partners LLC in 2005. The firm provides medical and legal consulting services to a variety of clients in New York City.
While consulting for Rockwood, he served as acting chief operating officer and corporate secretary for the Goldman Sachs Foundation in New York, where, working with the president of the foundation, he directed overall staff management; provided strategic oversight of the administration, communications, and legal affairs teams; and developed selected foundation program initiatives.
Prior to this, Carney held several positions with Altria Corporate Services, Inc., most recently as vice president and associate general counsel for corporate and government affairs. Prior to that, he served as assistant secretary of Philip Morris Companies Inc. and corporate secretary of Philip Morris Management Corp.
For eight years, he was senior international counsel, first for General Foods Corporation, and later for Kraft Foods, Inc. and previously served as trade regulation counsel, assistant litigation counsel and federal government relations counsel for General Foods, where he began his legal career in 1975 as a division attorney.
Carney is a trustee of Trinity College, the University of Virginia Law School Foundation, the Riverdale Country School, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. In addition, he is a trustee of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Trinity College and a juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.