Joe Bruno's next job?

joe brunoIn making his "I'm outta here" announcement, Joe Bruno reportedly said he's not looking to kick back and "play with horses." So what's his plan? According to the TU, Bruno is considering a job with CMA Consulting Services, a firm based in Latham.

So, what do they do? We poked around a bit to find out.

Here's how CMA describes itself on its site:

Our consultants deliver applications development, database design, systems integration, network management, systems administration, and project management. They possess the necessary combination of technical, business, and interpersonal skills required to support complex and dynamic IT environments.

Translation: they do a bunch of office computer stuff.

CMA says its clients come from industries such as finance, manufacturing, scientific research, engineering and -- surprise -- government. So we checked the state comptroller's "Open Book" database to find out what CMA has cooking with the state. Over the last five years, CMA has had 66 contracts collectively worth almost $40 million with state agencies. So, it appears that CMA is very much plugged into the state, so much so that it's caught criticism for its close ties in the past.

It also seems the ties between CMA and Bruno extend to the personal, as well. CMA is headed by Kay Stafford, the wife of former state Senator Ron Stafford (he passed away three years ago). Stafford and Bruno seem to be close. Here's how the TU described their relationship in June:

According to people who have seen them together, Bruno and Stafford are very close. She recently became the senator's neighbor, having purchased the property next door to Bruno from Bruno's oldest son for $475,000.

You can parse that first sentence however you want. Stafford and Bruno apparently also both share a desire to visit Italy.

Whether Bruno takes on another job or not, he probably won't be too hard up. According to that same TU story, Bruno's in line to get $95,000 a year from his New York State pension.

Comments

so CMA does high-tech computer stuff, eh? Does Bruno know how to turn on a computer?

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