On Jan. 1, 2014, Kathy M. Sheehan became the first woman Mayor in Albany’s history.
In 2010, after winning a city-wide election, she became Albany’s Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer. She serves on the Boards of the Central Avenue and Downtown Business Improvement Districts, Albany Industrial Development Agency and Albany Community Development Agency.
Mayor Sheehan started her legal career as an attorney in the Albany office of Bond, Schoeneck & King. In 1996 she joined Intermagnetics General Corporation, a leading medical device manufacturer based in Latham. As vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, She helped grow the company from 500 employees to more than 1,200 and from $90 million to more than $300 million in sales. In 2006, she helped negotiate the $1.3 billion acquisition of Intermagnetics by its largest customer, Philips Medical Systems.
Mayor Sheehan received the Albany Law Distinguished Alumni in Government Award in 2016 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. As a student Mayor Sheehan was a member of the Albany Law Review.
Kathy received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University.
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