mark castiglioneMark A. Castiglione, AICP

Executive Director
Mark is the Commission’s fifth Executive Director, having joined CDRPC in December 2016.  Mark’s prior experience has exposed him to both the public sector and nonprofit organizations to advance regional planning, economic development and environmental protection.  Prior to joining CDRPC, Mark served as the Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. His collaborative approach, focus on leveraging assets and finding common ground have enabled both the Greenway and the National Heritage Area to be key assets for its community of partner organizations and municipalities in the Hudson Valley.

Mark is a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  He is the Member-At-Large of the American Planning Association (APA) – New York State Chapter.  He previously served as its Vice President.  He holds a BA in U.S. History and a Master Degree in Regional Planning from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Mark is a native of New York State, originally from the Kingston area. He and his wife Elizabeth reside in the City of Albany.