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Commerce and Community: April 26, 2013

Commerce and Community: April 26, 2013

News from the local business community.

Gil-Garcia named government center research director

ALBANY — The Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany has named J. Ramon Gil-Garcia as its research director following an international search in the field of digital government research and practice.

He has served as associate professor for the Division of Public Administration and the director of the Data Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City since 2007.

Gil-Garcia has been identified as the most prolific author in the field of digital government research worldwide and his publications are among the most cited in the field of digital government.

Gil-Garcia is currently a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Digital Government, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been an adjunct professor in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at the School of Business, and the School of Information Science and Policy at UAlbany, and a post-doctoral fellow and a research fellow at CTG.

Former judge joins Albany law firm

ALBANY — Former state Supreme Court Justice Bernard J. Malone, Jr. has joined the law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP as senior counsel.

Justice Malone served as a trial judge on the state Supreme Court in Albany for seven years, was a gubernatorial appointee to the Appellate Division in Manhattan for three years and then the Appellate Division in Albany for four years. He will practice in the areas of corporate compliance, arbitration and mediation.

Malone is a 1972 graduate of the Albany Law School. He is also a graduate of Niagara University. He was on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1965-69, was a graduate of the Infantry Officer Candidate School and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for his service in Vietnam.

He serves as a senior trustee at Albany Law School and was president of its National Alumni Association. Malone has six children, five grandchildren and lives with his wife, Paula, in Delmar.

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