DiNapoli Appoints Grannis as First Deputy Comptroller
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that he has appointed Alexander (Pete) Grannis to serve as First Deputy Comptroller for the Office of the State Comptroller. The appointment is effective January 20. DiNapoli also announced that current First Deputy Comptroller Mary Louise Mallick has been appointed Senior Policy Advisor, also effective January 20.
“Pete Grannis has built a life-long reputation for vision, leadership, integrity and the ability to get things done,” DiNapoli said. “We’re facing some of the toughest times in New York State history. Pete's skills, leadership and expertise will help us face those challenges. New York is fortunate that Pete Grannis chose to continue his public service career with the Office of the State Comptroller."
Grannis served as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) from January, 2007 until October of this year. Grannis served in the New York State Assembly from 1975 until his appointment as Commissioner of DEC. He held a number of leadership posts in the Assembly, including Chair of the Insurance and Housing Committees. Grannis is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Virginia Law School.
Grannis’s salary will be $165,000. Mallick will be paid $162,000 in her new position.