MTA Press Releases

Press Release
April 24, 2012
Stephen J. Morello Joins MTA as Counselor to the Chairman and CEO

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota today announced that Stephen J. Morello will join the MTA as Counselor to the Chairman and CEO. In that role, Mr. Morello will direct the communications, government relations, and community affairs divisions of the MTA and its agencies.

"Steve Morello will be an invaluable asset to the MTA," Lhota said. "He has served three governors and one mayor, and I look forward to gaining his insights and guidance as we work to make the MTA more transparent and improve our image in the eyes of all our customers and elected officials."

A veteran of state and city government, Mr. Morello has served for the past year as deputy director of communications in the office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. His previous government assignments include serving as press secretary to Governor Mario M. Cuomo and as deputy and then press secretary to Governor Hugh L. Carey, and as director of communications for the NYC Department of Education. Mr. Morello also served as Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Department of Correction.

Mr. Morello's private sector marketing and communications management experience includes serving as Vice President for Global Communications for the Readers Digest Company and as President and CEO of the New York City Convention and Visitors Bureau-now known as NYC & Company.