Jessica A. Chittenden|
January 11, 2007
Governor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David Paterson Announce Administration Officials
Governor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David Paterson today
announced nominations for several senior administration officials as
well as various senior appointment nominations.
Andy Beers will serve as Executive Director of the Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation. Mr. Beers has been with the Nature
Conservancy since 1989. While there, he served as Deputy State Director
from 2000 to the present. He was also Acting State Director, Director of
Conservation Programs and Director of Government Relations. Previously,
Mr. Beers served as Assistant Commissioner for Government Relations and
Community Affairs in the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation. Mr. Beers Received his B.A. from Colgate
University and his M.S. from Cornell University.
Mindy Bockstein is being nominated to serve as Chair and Executive
Director of the Consumer Protection Board. Ms. Bockstein has served as
the Director of Policy Research in the Office of the New York State
Attorney General since 1999. While there, she was the Crime Victims
Advocate and worked in Program Development. Previously, Ms. Bockstein
worked in the Office of Assemblyman Dan Feldman as Chief of Staff and
Legislative Director from 1991 to 1998 and as Senior Legislative
Director and Press Secretary from 1985 to 1990. Ms. Bockstein received
her B.A. from the University of Miami and an M.A. in Urban Policy/Public
Administration from Brooklyn College.
Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo is being nominated to serve as
Commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Ms.
Carpenter-Palumbo has served as Vice President of the American Cancer
Society since 2004. From 1997 to 2004, she assumed several positions in
the Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan as Executive Vice President
and Senior Vice President of Government Programs as well as Vice
President of Government Relations. Ms. Carpenter-Palumbo has also worked
in the New York State Office of Mental Health as the Director of
Children and Families from 1994 to 1996. Previously, she served as
Assistant Secretary to the Governor for Human Services from 1990 to
1994. Ms. Carpenter-Palumbo earned her B.S. from the Rochester Institute
of Technology and her Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University.
Derek Douglas will serve as Director of New York State Governor
Spitzer’s Washington D.C. office. He is currently the Associate Director
for Economic Policy and the Director of the Economic Mobility Program at
the Center for American Progress, where he has been since 2005.
Previously, Mr. Douglas was Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP from 2002
to 2005. From 1999 to 2002, he was an Assistant Counsel and Skadden
Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. Mr. Douglas
received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Yale
Olivia Golden will serve as Director of State Operations. Dr. Golden
is a Senior Fellow and Center Director at the Urban Institute in
Washington, D.C. Dr. Golden’s career has combined senior positions in
government, the advocacy world, and academia. From 2001 to 2004, she
served as Director of the Child and Family Services Agency of the
District of Columbia. From 1993 to 2001, she was appointed by President
Clinton to positions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, first as Commissioner for Children, Youth, and Families and
then as Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. She has also
served as Director of Programs and Policy at the Children's Defense Fund
from 1991-1993, lecturer in public policy at the Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University from 1987-1991, and Budget Director for
the Executive Office of Human Services in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts from 1983-1985. Dr. Golden received her B.A., Masters in
Public Policy and PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Michael F. Hogan is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of the
Office of Mental Health. Mr. Hogan has served as the Director of the
Ohio Department of Mental Health since 1991. While there, he was
Chairman of Federal Government’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
from 2001 to 2002. Previously, Mr. Hogan served as Commissioner of the
Connecticut Department of Mental Health from 1987 to 1991. Prior to
that, he was Deputy Commissioner for Administrative Services at the
Connecticut Department of Mental Health from 1984 to 1987. From 1979 to
1984, Mr. Hogan served as the District Manager for Mental Health and
Retardation Services and as Superintendent of Northampton State Hospital
between 1982 and 1984. He is a graduate of Cornell University and
received an M.S. from the State University College at Brockport, and a
Ph.D. from Syracuse University.
Patrick M. Hooker is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of
Agriculture and Markets. Mr. Hooker currently serves as the Director of
the Public Policy at the New York Farm Bureau, a position which he has
held since 1999. Previously, Mr. Hooker was the Deputy Director of
Governmental Relations at the New York Farm Bureau from 1990 to 1999.
From 1987 to 1990, he served as Director of the New York State Senate
Agriculture Committee. He was also a Rural Affairs Advisor to the New
York State Assembly in the Office of the Minority Leader from 1985 to
1987. Mr. Hooker received his B.S. from Cornell University and his
A.A.S. from the State University of New York at Morrisville.
Robert M. Maccarone is being nominated to serve as the State Director
of the Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives. Mr.
Maccarone is the current State Director of the New York State Division
of Probation and Correctional Alternatives. Previously, he served as
Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Division of Probation
and Correctional Alternatives from 2002 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002, Mr.
Maccarone was the Deputy Bureau Chief and Senior Assistant District
Attorney in the Economic Crimes Bureau of the Westchester County
District Attorney’s Office. He has also served as Deputy Commissioner in
the Westchester County Department of Correction from 1995 to 1997 and as
Director of Criminal Justice Services in the Westchester County Office
of Criminal Justice Services from 1977 to 1997. Mr. Maccarone received
both his B.A. and M.A from Fordham University and his J.D. from PACE
University Law School.
Sean Patrick Maloney will serve as First Deputy Secretary to the
Governor. Mr. Maloney will focus on the Governor’s strategic and policy
priorities. Mr. Maloney previously served as a Senior Advisor to
President Clinton from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was Chief
Operating Officer at a derivatives risk management firm in New York
City. From 1992 to 1997 and from 2003 to 2006, Mr. Maloney was an
attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, specializing in complex legal
investigations. He was also a candidate for New York State Attorney
General in 2006. Mr. Maloney received his B.A and J.D. from The
University of Virginia.
Steve A. Mitnick will serve as Assistant Secretary for Energy and
Telecommunications. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Mitnick was a Senior Advisor
at McKinsy and Company as a member of the leadership of McKinsey’s North
America Electric Power and Natural Gas Practice. From 2002 to 2004, he
was Chief Executive Officer of Conjunction LLC. He also served as Chief
Executive Officer of the Internet company ‘energyleader.com’ from 2000
to 2001. Previously, Mr. Mitnick worked at Hagler Bailly as both a
Co-Leader of the energy consulting division as well as a Partner and
Officer. Mr. Mitnick has an M.B.A. from the Wharten School at the
University of Pennsylvania and two Bachelor of Science degrees from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Denise E. O'Donnell is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of
the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Ms. O’Donnell is currently
a Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP. Ms. O'Donnell most recently ran for New
York State Attorney General. She served as United States Attorney for
the Western District of New York from 1997 to 2001. During that time,
she was Vice-Chair of the New York State Attorney General's Advisory
Committee in Washington D.C. from 2000 to 2001. She also served as First
Assistant United States Attorney from 1993 to 1997. Ms. O'Donnell played
a key role in the investigation of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of
the Federal Building in Oklahoma City and in the prosecution of James
Kopp for the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, a provider of reproductive
services. She received her B.S. from Canisius College and both her
M.S.W. and J.D. from SUNY at Buffalo.
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