DiNapoli Appoints Robert Ward Deputy Comptroller for Budget & Policy Analysis
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today that he has appointed Robert B. Ward to serve as Deputy Comptroller of Budget & Policy Analysis. Most recently, Ward was the deputy director and director of fiscal studies for the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government at the University at Albany. He will start his new position April 12.
“There are few people who know more about the workings of state government than Bob Ward, and I am extremely pleased he has agreed to join my staff,” DiNapoli said. “New York taxpayers are truly fortunate to have someone with Bob’s knowledge and intellect looking out for their interests.”
Ward has studied and written about New York State government for more than 25 years. In addition to his previous work in journalism, on the staff of the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee, and at the Public Policy Institute of New York State, Ward is the author of New York State Government and is an expert on state fiscal policy.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Ward has served as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Tax Reform, a technical advisor for the Governor’s Commission on Property Tax Relief and as a board member of the State Academy for Public Administration.
In his new position, he will be responsible for analyzing the state budget and state finances, overseeing debt issuances for the state and other public entities, as well as formulating state policy for the Comptroller’s office.
His salary will be $150,000.