Joseph Lhota has spent years in the public and private sectors as a manager. He ran the MTA as chairman and CEO, and he served in Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration as budget director and deputy mayor. Lhota also helped run Cablevision and Madison Square Garden.
Lhota joined The Common Good for the latest edition of the 2013 NYC Mayoral Candidate Series.
Joseph Lhota, a Republican candidate for Mayor of New York City, has held a unique balance of leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. Joseph was an
integral part of Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s core management team. He was the City’s Budget Director in Mayor Giuliani’s first term and Deputy Mayor for Operations during the second term. In 2011 and 2012 Joe was Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Prior to joining the Giuliani administration, Joseph was an investment banker for 15 years. He was an acknowledged leader in public finance and assisted in the financing of infrastructure projects throughout the United States. Following the Giuliani administration, Joe held executive positions in the Cablevision Systems Corporation and the Madison Square Garden Company.