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Oluwole (OJ) McFoy
Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy
Buffalo Sewer Authority
Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy was appointed in 2015 to serve as the Buffalo Sewer Authority’s General Manager. A Native of Buffalo, NY, McFoy was educated in the Buffalo Public School system, and is a 1993 graduate of Hutchinson Central Technical High School. McFoy is a graduate of Clarkson University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, bringing over 20 years of executive leadership, program management, and infrastructure design experience to regional water quality initiatives.
Joining the Buffalo Sewer Authority as Chief Operating Officer in 2006, McFoy has also held positions of Chief Engineer, responsible for executing the 20 year commitment to minimize the effects of combined sewer overflows on local waterways, and Chief Financial Officer, charged with managing the Authority’s bonds, investments and annual budget.
In 2007, McFoy was appointed Chairman of the Buffalo Water Board by Mayor Byron W. Brown, and continues to serve in this role. As Chairman, he led the 2010 management team transition, negotiating a $55 Million, ten year public/private agreement with Veolia Water, to provide reliable and professional delivery of drinking water for the city.
In efforts to promote the value of water, McFoy serves as the New York Water and Environment Association’s representative to the Water Environment Federation House of Delegates, on the US Water Alliance’s Water Equity Taskforce, and was recently elected to the Board of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
Recognizing the opportunities afforded him, McFoy enjoys bringing engineering into the classroom frequently presents to elementary, middle, and high school students. As a FIRST Lego League Jr. technical advisor for TEAM 2713, McFoy is most proud of introducing 1st and 2nd graders to anaerobic digestion during the Waste Wise challenge, receiving regional awards for the Teams Lego facility model and presentation board.
McFoy is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan and believes THIS season is the time for another Super Bowl charge. He resides in Buffalo’s Willert Park neighborhood with his wife Monika and three daughters.