Jamie Cyr of Chittenango is the new chief financial officer at SUNY Morrisville, beginning July 1.
Cyr comes to SUNY Morrisville with extensive experience in financial planning and forecasting and leading complex auxiliary services organizations in hospitality and higher education industries.
“Jamie has impressive skills,” said SUNY Morrisville President David Rogers. “His unique blend of auxiliary services, hospitality, budget, accounting and financial management experience will be an asset to carry out the mission of the college.”
“I would like to thank President Rogers and the search committee for this tremendous opportunity,” Cyr said. “I look forward to working with the campus community to build on the institution’s strengths and develop strategies to enhance the college’s mission.”
Cyr’s experience includes the fiscal management of operating and capital budgets of $150 million and strategic leadership of diverse teams of more than 2,000 employees.
Most recently, Cyr served as executive director and general manager of the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. His position included directing all operations for the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center and related properties, including managing the operations at Drumlins Country Club and Minnowbrook Conference Center.
During his tenure, he revitalized the hotel, conference centers, golf and country club, streamlining operations and developed a strategic plan and co-branding initiatives for university and corporate properties.
He also served as director of Auxiliary Services at Syracuse University for more than six years, where he led numerous self-operated departments, identifying opportunities for efficiencies which led to increased funding for facility renovations designed to improve the student experience.
Under Cyr’s leadership, his departments received many accolades, including awards from the National Association of College & University Food Services and the National Association of College Stores.
A Certified Auxiliary Services Professional, Cyr serves as president of the Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center LLC Board of Directors and is a member of the Greater Syracuse Hospitality & Tourism Association and the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.
He holds a master of business administration degree in management from Syracuse University and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Le Moyne College.