Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced that the appointment of Kelly Cummings to serve as deputy chief of staff and senior advisor, reporting to the Governor. She was most recently director of communications for the Senate Majority.

Shortly after the Governor announcement, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said that Deputy Communications Director Scott Reif will be promoted to serve as Communications Director for the Senate Majority.  Reif has been press secretary and chief spokesman for the Senate Majority since 2011. He previously served as state Division of Budget communications director.