In the closing hours of the 2019 legislative session, the State Senate approved the nomination of Linda Lacewell to serve as New York State Financial Services Superintendent. She had been serving as Acting Superintendent at DFS since February 1 after Governor Cuomo nominated her. She was previously a senior aide to Cuomo during his time as State Attorney General and Governor, and also served as a federal prosecutor.
After the Senate vote, Lacewell commented: ” It is an honor and a privilege to be confirmed as Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. I thank Governor Cuomo and the Members of the New York State Senate for the opportunity to lead this essential agency and I look forward to working with the entire Legislature at a time when it has never been more important to protect consumers, safeguard markets, enforce the law and encourage real financial services innovation.”