Felix Lam has thirty years of public financial management experience and currently serves as the Vice President of Finance and Administration at The City College of New York. In this capacity, Mr. Lam is both the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of the College. He is responsible for the financial planning, accounting, procurement, bursar, and human resource operations of the College and its related business entities. He serves as Chairman of the College's Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation providing students, staff, and faculty with access to business services such as cafeteria, banking, and campus store. Mr. Lam also serves as the Finance Director of the college's philanthropic organization, The Foundation for City College, Inc.
Before joining City College, Mr. Lam was the Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). He was responsible for all financial planning, accounting, insurance, investment activities, and energy management operations of the nation's largest public housing authority with nearly $3 billion in net operating assets and a $2.6 billion five-year capital plan.
Prior to NYCHA, Mr. Lam served as the Deputy Police Commissioner for Management and Budget at the New York City Police Department (NYPD). He served as the Department's Chief Financial/Business Officer responsible for a $3.4 billion operating budget and $824 million 10-year capital construction budget. His command included more than 500 uniformed and civilian members of the service across several support operations including building maintenance, quartermaster, administrative services, capital construction, and procurement. He also served as Chairman of the Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees, responsible for a pension system with more than 70,000 members and $20 billion in assets. Mr. Lam led his Command in the Police Department's response to the terrorists' attacks of September 11, 2001.
Prior to joining the Police Department, Mr. Lam held several positions in the Mayor's Office of the City of New York including Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Finance, and Assistant Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Felix Lam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in public finance from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and has a post-graduate program certificate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Pension Funds Management and Investment.