Portrait of Erik Smith.
Erik J. Smith
Deputy Commissioner for Financial Administration

As Deputy Commissioner for Financial Administration, Erik leads the Office of Finance & Accountability. He has several years of experience developing financing strategies for large-scale, complex, and multi-phased industrial and commercial projects, utilizing both long-term tax-exempt conduit debt and conventional financing solutions.

Prior to joining OGS, Erik served as the Director of Internal Controls and Enterprise Analysis of the Albany Port District Commission, a NYS public authority. In this capacity he directed the fiscal and business affairs of the Commission and played a key role in strategic planning and project development. His leadership resulted in nearly $100 million worth of multiple large-scale capital and infrastructure projects; revenue growth of almost 20% through several commercial lease and licensing restructurings; and a strategic land acquisition enabling the Port to pursue opportunities within the sustainable energy market. Previously he served as the Vice President and CFO of the Capitalize Albany Corporation, developing key economic development projects within the City of Albany.

Erik received his BA from the University at Albany and an MBA from the College of Saint Rose.