DiNapoli Taps Buffalo Comptroller:
SanFilippo Will Oversee Comptroller’s Audit Responsibility
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the appointment of Andrew SanFilippo as Executive Deputy State Comptroller for State and Local Government Accountability. SanFilippo, currently the Buffalo city comptroller, will start his new position March 17.
“Andy SanFilippo understands government accountability,” DiNapoli said. “He understands how to use audits as tools to help governments run more efficiently. As Buffalo comptroller, he worked to turn the city around and restore fiscal stability. He brings a career’s worth of government finance expertise to our office. These are very difficult times for the state and local governments. Andy will help our office help local governments across the state find ways to manage resources and protect taxpayers.”
SanFilippo has served as Buffalo city comptroller since 2003, and was elected to his second term in 2007. Prior to becoming city comptroller, SanFilippo served as Investment and Debt Management Officer for Buffalo from 1980 until 2003. From 1973 until 1980, he was Executive Assistant to the Buffalo city comptroller.
SanFilippo recently reported that Buffalo ended its fiscal year with a record fund balance. During his tenure as city comptroller, Buffalo has earned three credit rating upgrades, and SanFilippo’s capital debt management plan has helped reduce the city’s long-term bonded indebtedness.
“Buffalo has turned around its finances,” SanFilippo said. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. I’ll miss working for Buffalo, but I’m excited about working together with Comptroller DiNapoli to help the state and local governments manage through these very difficult times. I’ll be working out of Albany, but my family and I will still live in Buffalo. Buffalo will always be my home.”
SanFilippo is a graduate of Brockport State College and Kenmore East High School. He lives in North Buffalo with his wife Sandy. His salary will be $159,000 annually.