Daeman Di Stefano is the Assistant Chief Financial Officer & Comptroller of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. Mr. Di Stefano is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the finance department.
Prior to his tenure with the Authority, Mr. Di Stefano worked for the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (“RIPA”), a non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance, development and programming of Randall’s Island Park. During the approximately 16 years he worked at RIPA, the organization’s budget and employee headcount increased substantially alongside growth of fundraising efforts and the redevelopment and expansion of park facilities. Under his leadership, the finance and human resources functions were expanded and modernized to meet the growing operating and governance needs of the organization. Prior to joining RIPA, Daeman worked at a small non-profit organization located in Washington, DC doing community outreach.
Mr. Di Stefano has a master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Controllership from Strayer University, a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Binghamton.