Alaina Gilligo has nineteen years of public sector executive, operational and policy experience in New York. She joined Gilbane Building Company in January 2022 as Head of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, Alaina ensures environmental, social and governance (ESG) principals are incorporated into client projects, leads engagement with government policymakers, nonprofit and civic leaders and drives operational goals for signature capital projects. She is also an appointed member of the Mayor’s Capital Process Reform Taskforce. Alaina previously served as First Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York where she oversaw the first strategic plan to address climate risk in the $260 billion NYC Retirement Systems portfolio, doubling of climate solutions investments, the largest municipal public pension divestment from fossil fuels, the appointment of the City’s first Chief Diversity Officer and a more than doubling of Office purchasing with minority and women-owned businesses. She also previously worked as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Manhattan Borough President as well as Director of Policy & Communications in the New York State Assembly. Alaina is a member of the Board of Directors for Manhattan Neighborhood Network, a nonprofit Partner for Greater NY and previously on the Board of New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York Hall of Science. Alaina holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Barnard College and a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University, where she received the 2009 Robert F. Wagner Award for Public Service.