The Cuomo Team
Published: January 2, 2011 in the NYTIMES
After winning the election in November, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vowed to recruit the “best and brightest talent” to his administration. In the end, Mr. Cuomo decided he did not need to look very far. In announcing key appointments, he leaned mostly on familiarity: Many of Mr. Cuomo’s top aides in the attorney general’s office will be part of his central staff. Experience in law enforcement is another theme. His secretary, counsel, chief of staff and special assistant are all former federal prosecutors. Here are many of the top officials whose selection Mr. Cuomo has already announced, some of whom require Senate confirmation. Some key positions, including budget director, have not yet been filled.