New NY Gov. taps former Obama official to head state’s financial regulator By Cointelegraph


New NY Gov. taps former Obama official to head state’s financial regulator

Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York who has been in office for only a week since the departure of Andrew Cuomo, has nominated Adrienne Harris to lead the state’s Department of Financial Services.

According to a Tuesday Wall Street Journal report, Hochul tapped Harris to lead the New York Department of Financial Services, or NYDFS, following the resignation of superintendent Linda Lacewell. Harris is currently a senior advisor at the PR firm Brunswick (NYSE:) Group, but prior to that was a Special Assistant for Economic Policy to U.S. President Barack Obama and a senior advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department.