January 14, 2015
By Stephanie West
Albany, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a second wave of appointments to his administration. Fifteen individuals will be joining the administration, adding to the 18 appointments announced.
“New perspectives are crucial to furthering the progress our State has made over the past four years,” Cuomo said. “The talented men and women who are joining this team represent the best of their fields, and they bring with them the fresh ideas and drive we need to continue improving the lives of all New Yorkers. I am proud to have them in our administration, and I look forward to working with them as we build an even better New York.”
Appointments requiring Senate confirmation are:
Howard Zemsky to serve as President and CEO of Empire State Development Corporation and Commissioner of Economic Development; Kenneth Adams to serve as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance; Carol Robles-Román to serve on the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York; Joanie Mahoney to serve as Chair of the Board of the State Thruway Authority; Thomas Hoover to serve as Chairman of the State Athletic Commission; and Hilda Rosario Escher to serve as member of the Board of the Urban Development Corporation.
For the Executive Chamber:
John Maggiore has been appointed Director of Policy, and Katie Codey will serve as Deputy Director of Policy; Leslea Snyder will be Deputy Director of Legislative Affair; Terence O’Leary Deputy Secretary for Public Safety; R. Nadine Fontaine Assistant Counsel to the Governor with a focus on Human Services; Julia Pinover Kupiec appointed as Assistant Counsel to the Governor with a focus on Housing; Angela Sherrer appointed as Assistant Counsel to the Governor with a focus on Public Safety; Anna Adams-Sarthou Deputy Press Secretary; and Sandy Castor appointed Program Associate for Transportation.