Gov. Cuomo recently announced the following appointments to his Administration:

  • Matthew Driscoll as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation (which requires Senate confirmation);
  • Ron Thaniel as Deputy Secretary for Transportation;
  • Karen Rae as Senior Advisor for Innovative Project Delivery for Empire State Development;
  • Lola Brabham as Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Civil Service;
  • Christopher Schoepflin as Western New York Regional Director, Director of Special Initiatives & President of USA Niagara;
  • Felisa Hochheiser as Special Counsel to the President & CEO for Ethics, Risk and Compliance for Empire State Development;
  • Barbara Comninos Kruzansky as Special Counsel to the Commissioner for Ethics, Risk and Compliance for the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS); and
  • Adam Silverman as Special Counsel to the Commissioner for Ethics, Risk and Compliance for the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DCCS).