Last week, Gov. Cuomo announcedthe following nomination and administration appointments:

  • Roberta Reardon will be nominated as Commissioner of the Department of Labor (which requires Senate approval);
  • David Contreras Turley as Director of Constituency Affairs;
  • Sherry Hwang Rodriguez as Senior Policy Advisor for Labor & Workforce within the Executive Chamber;
  • Catalina Cruz as Special Assistant for Labor and Workforce, and will serve as the Director of the Exploited Workers Task Force and the Joint Enforcement Task Force on Employee Misclassification;
  • Mongthu Zago as FOIL Counsel in the Executive Chamber;
  • Pam Widener as Speechwriter for the Executive Chamber;
  • James Regalbuto as Deputy Superintendent of the Life Bureau at the Department of Financial Services;
  • Heriberto Barbot has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, overseeing safety, consumer protection, and clean air;
  • RuthAnne Visnauskas as Executive Deputy Commissioner for Housing Development of NYS Homes and Community Renewal;
  • Betsy Mallow as Executive Deputy Commissioner and CEO of Homes and Community Renewal;
  • Nathaalie Carey as Deputy Commissioner for Administration and CFO at the Department of Labor;
  • Brian Conley as Special Counsel to the Commissioner for Ethics, Risk and Compliance at the Office of General Services.