New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new appointments to his administration.
“The COVID pandemic has tested our State government more than ever before, and this administration has risen to the occasion time and time again to deliver real results for New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we begin to reimagine New York for a post-pandemic world, these talented and dedicated new additions to our team will bring invaluable knowledge and experience to help us build back better and stronger than before.”
Dana Carotenuto has been appointed Chief of Staff. Ms. Carotenuto recently served as Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Policy in the administration, negotiating key policy initiatives for the administration such as congestion pricing and the legalizing of paid gestational surrogacy. Ms. Carotenuto previously served in State Senate staff roles for over 10 years, namely as Chief of Staff for the Senate Independent Democratic Conference negotiating the state budget and initiatives such as paid family leave, zombie property legislation and foreclosure protections. She holds a B.S.F.S from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Dana succeeds Jill Des Rosiers, who has been a valued member of this administration for over eight years.