Full Name
OJ McFoy
Job Title
General Manager
Buffalo Sewer Authority
Speaker Bio
Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy is a passionate public servant and water sector executive with over two decades of leadership in advancing innovative strategies, delivering large scale multi-million dollar comprehensive plans and capital projects, and expanding equitable public health policies. 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 earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University and a Certificate in Executive Management from the University at Buffalo. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of New York.
Since 2007, McFoy has served as Chairman of the Buffalo Water Board, championing regional water quality initiatives and overseeing a recently negotiated $75M 10-year public-private partnership to provide reliable and professional delivery of drinking water for the City. In his role, McFoy has initiated major programs such as Replace Old Lead Lines (ROLL) to combat lead poisoning, and the City’s Residential Affordable Water Program – focused on ensuring that water services are equitably delivered and are affordable for all residents.
Serving in several C-Suite roles at the Authority since 2006 and receiving appointment as Buffalo Sewer’s General Manager in 2015, McFoy brings a commitment to diversifying the workforce and stimulating the local economy. He facilitated producing the City’s National Award winning Raincheck 2.0 Green Infrastructure Plan, that details nature based solutions to the regional flooding and stormwater challenges due to climate change, while reimagining Buffalo’s resiliency efforts through an equity lens.
McFoy serves on National, State, and Regional Boards dedicated to promoting the value of water and changing the culture of the water sector, including the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, US Water Alliance, Water Agency Leaders’ Alliance, and New York Water and Environment Association. In addition, he holds board positions locally with Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation and the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, while being an active member of several organizations.
McFoy, who resides in the Willert Park neighborhood in Buffalo, NY with his wife Monika and their three daughters, considers himself to be a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan.
OJ McFoy