5.25.2015

Fuller Road Management Corporation Welcomes New Vice President for Administration


Patricia Bucklin Brings Wealth of Administrative Experience to FRMC as it Continues to Enable Regional
High-Tech Growth for SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Albany, NY – Further supporting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership making New York State the epicenter for advanced technology-based research, development, commercialization, and education, Fuller Road Management Corporation (FRMC) announced today that Patricia K. Bucklin, Esq. has been appointed FRMC Vice President for Administration. She brings extensive administrative experience to the position after previously working for 13 years as Executive Director of the New York State Bar Association, as well as Executive Director of Pro Bono Affairs for the New York State Office of Court Administration and First Assistant Counsel to Governor Mario M. Cuomo.
“We are delighted to have Patricia Bucklin joining the team at FRMC.  Through her years in both the legal and judicial system in New York State, Patricia has demonstrated an unparalleled level of integrity. Her commitment to public service is unmatched and FRMC is fortunate to attract a candidate of her caliber and experience,” said Jerry Barber, President and Chief Administrative Officer of Fuller Road Management Corporation.  “I congratulate Patricia on her appointment and look forward to working with her as we build upon New York’s burgeoning nanotech ecosystem.”
“As Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision for catalyzing 21st Century innovations continues to bolster New York State’s economy, we are thrilled to welcome Patricia to her new position where her unique skillset will undoubtedly enhance FRMC’s ability to further support high-tech growth in the Capital Region and beyond,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Chair, FRMC Board of Directors. “Patricia’s extensive knowledge of the law, her strong administrative experience as Executive Director of the largest state voluntary bar association in the nation, and her valuable experience working in Governor Mario M. Cuomo’s administration on legal and policy issues dovetail perfectly with FRMC’s commitment to power economic growth initiatives through the acquisition of top talent.”
“I look forward to beginning this newest chapter in my career by supporting nanotechnology-based initiatives that have made this region – and New York State – a globally recognized economic powerhouse,” said Bucklin. “I am excited to play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FRMC and to work with all stakeholders to continue advancing this incredible story of technology-centered opportunity that began under Governor Mario Cuomo and has continued to expand under the guidance of his son, Governor Andrew Cuomo.”

At the 75,000 member New York State Bar Association, Bucklin supervised a staff of 110 and a $25 million budget and worked closely with the Association's officers, governing bodies and 100 sections and committees. In addition to her most recent role at the New York State Office of Court Administration, she held positions there as Director of Public Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs Counsel. A graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and an Editor of the Law Review, Bucklin began her career at the New York Court of Appeals where she served as Chief Law Assistant. She is a Fellow of the New York and American Bar Foundations, a member of the Albany County, New York State and American Bar Associations, and is active in the Forum for Executive Women.

As FRMC Vice President for Administration, Bucklin will work closely with FRMC President and Chief Administrative Officer Jerry Barber and play an enabling role in ensuring that FRMC achieves its mission as it provides a platform for the rapid expansion of New York State’s nanotechnology-based economy. She expects to develop, implement, and monitor a three-year FRMC strategic plan; help to formulate the annual operating plan; and design and oversee governance procedures and management reporting regarding the fiscal and program status of contracts and grants in support of FRMC projects.

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About FRMC.  Fuller Road Management Corporation (FRMC) is a private, not-for-profit corporation formed to plan, design, develop, construct, own, and lease facilities necessary to create the environment where SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) can develop and deploy basic and applied nanotechnology innovations while supporting high-tech business incubation, workforce development, research and development, and technology acceleration.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $20 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 3,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester, and the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.

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