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Frank McArdle, Senior Advisor, General Contractors Association of New York

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Photo Frank McArdleFrancis X McArdle assumed the position as Senior Advisor at the General Contractors Association of New York on January 1, 2006 after twenty years of service as its Managing Director. The General Contractors Association of New York, founded in 1908, is the trade association for the heavy construction industry active in New York City.

Mr. McArdle worked for two years prior to the GCA with Olympia and York Battery Park City on the creation of the commercial center in lower Manhattan now known as the World Financial Center. He completed an eleven year career in 1981 with the City of New York, after spending four years as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection during the first term of Mayor Edward Koch. Mr. McArdle completed all but his dissertation for a PhD in political science and public administration at Syracuse University. He is a member of the Moles. He has recently been appointed at the suggestion of Senator Hilary Clinton to the National Commission on Transportation Policy and Finance, created in the TEA-LU transportation act through an amendment offered by Senator Clinton. He also serves as a trustee on the New York State Laborers Educational and Cooperative Trust, as a trustee of the Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America, and as a board member of the Friends of Hudson River Park.

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