Bruno Leaves Stafford Firm

ALBANY—Joe Bruno is leaving as C.E.O. of the consulting firm where he has been perched since resigning from the State Senate in 2007.

Kris Thompson, a spokesman for CMA Consulting Services in Latham sent out the statement below. Bruno was convicted yesterday on two counts of depiriving the public of an inherent right to honest services in a federal trial. He was not found guilty of six other counts.

CMA is a technology consulting firm whose biggest client is New York State. It is owned by Kay Stafford, the widow of former State Senator Ron Stafford. It probably wouldn’t look good for business to bid on public contracts when your C.E.O. has been found guilty of fraud.

Here’s a statement from Thompson:

Joseph L. Bruno has resigned his CEO position at CMA Consulting Services in Latham, the firm announced Tuesday afternoon. The move is effective immediately.

CMA President Kay Stafford will resume the role as CEO, a position she held prior to Bruno coming aboard in July 2008. CMA’s management team remains intact.

Under Stafford’s leadership, CMA has grown from a few employees to now being one of the largest woman-owned information technology firms in a highly competitive global market. CMA is primed to take a prominent position in the IT industry.

CMA is a New York State certified woman-owned business with corporate headquarters in Latham, NY and offices in New York, New York; Washington, DC; Austin, TX and Phoenix, AZ. They offer services nationwide from Texas to Oregon and from Guam to Maine.  CMA is celebrating 25 years of excellence in information technology services.