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Gov. Hochul Announces Pick for DFS Superintendent

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Adrienne Harris has been nominated to lead the New York State Department of Financial Services as its next Superintendent—the state’s top financial regulator tasked with overseeing the banking and insurance industries and their compliance with state laws.

Ms. Harris’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the New York State Senate.

Formerly a top economic advisor to President Obama, Ms. Harris worked in the U.S. Treasury Department from 2013 to 2015 and then as a special assistant in the White House until 2017.

“As I’ve said from the moment I took office, I will be assembling the strongest possible team to help New York move towards a brighter future and with Adrienne Harris as our state’s top financial regulator, New Yorkers can rest assured that this administration isn’t simply focused on just protecting consumers, but on advancing an equitable economic recovery that seeks to lift up all citizens, not just the privileged few,” Governor Hochul said in a statement.

Harris would be replacing Linda Lacewell, a Cuomo appointee, who resigned earlier this month.