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January 28, 2011


DiNapoli Announces Staff Changes

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that Elliot Pagliaccio has been appointed Deputy Comptroller for State Government Accountability. Pagliaccio previously served as an Assistant Deputy Comptroller.

Pagliaccio will oversee audits of state agencies and authorities. He has extensive experience in government auditing and has also served as a state agency inspector general. Pagliaccio has more than 30 years of government experience and was Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Rensselaerville Institute for more than 10 years. Pagliaccio will earn $157,000 in his new position.

DiNapoli also announced that Kevin Murray has been named Executive Deputy Comptroller for the New York State and Local Retirement System. Murray previously served as deputy comptroller for the retirement system. Mark Pattison, who is currently serving as Executive Deputy Comptroller for the Office of State and Local Government Accountability, will assume Murray's former duties.

In addition, DiNapoli announced the following will continue in current roles in the Comptroller's Office: Joan Sullivan, Executive Deputy Comptroller for Operations; Margaret Becker, Deputy Comptroller for Contracts and Expenditures; Kevin Belden, Chief Information Officer; Daniel Berry, Deputy Comptroller for Payroll, Accounting and Revenue Services; Kenneth Bleiwas, Deputy Comptroller, Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for New York City; Angela Dixon, Deputy Comptroller for Human Resources and Administration; Raudline Etienne, Chief Investment Officer; Celia Gonzalez, Deputy Comptroller for the Division of Diversity Services; Stephen Hancox, Deputy Comptroller for Local Government and School Accountability; Thomas Nitido, Deputy Comptroller for Budget and Policy Analysis; and Dennis Tompkins, Director of Communications.



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