Gov. Cuomo announced the following administration appointments last week:

  • Jen McCormick as First Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets;
  • Linda Lacewell as the state’s first Chief Risk Officer;
  • Camille Joseph Varlack as Special Counsel to the Superintendent for Ethics, Risk and Compliance for the Department of Financial Services;
  • Maureen Coleman as General Counsel for the Environmental Facilities Corporation;
  • Geraldine Reilly as Chair of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board;
  • Randall Douglas to serve on the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board;
  • Tracy McKibben as Trustee of the New York Power Authority;
  • Michael Fascitelli as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey;
  • Andrew Stone as Director of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation;
  • Hamilton “Tony” James as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey;
  • Nicholas Melissinos as Special Counsel to the Commissioner for Ethics, Risk and Compliance at the Division of Human Rights;
  • Michael Shollar as Special Counsel to the Commissioner for Ethics, Risk and Compliance at the Department of Taxation and Finance; and
  • Kevin Hickey has been appointed Special Counsel to the Commissioner for Ethics, Risk and Compliance at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.