DiNapoli Names Sanzillo First Deputy Comptroller
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said today that he has chosen Tom Sanzillo to serve as his first deputy comptroller. Sanzillo, who has held the first deputy position for more than four years, also temporarily led the agency following the resignation of the previous Comptroller.
“Tom Sanzillo is an extraordinary government professional who has helped guide the mission and the work of the Comptroller’s Office for well over a decade,” DiNapoli said.
As first deputy comptroller, Sanzillo will provide critical policy direction and assist the Comptroller with all matters relating to the policies and programs of the agency. He first came to the Comptroller’s Office in 1994, and previously served as deputy comptroller for budget and policy analysis.
Sanzillo has more than 25 years of experience and expertise in policy development and public finance at the local and state levels of government. Prior to joining the Comptroller’s Office, he served in the position of assistant comptroller for policy management in the New York City Comptroller’s Office. From 1983 through 1990, he was a project director for the New York State Department of Social Services, where he specialized in the financing and operation of housing for the state’s low income and homeless population.
In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Sanzillo worked as a community organizer focusing on housing, social services and development issues in low income communities in Westchester County. He started his career in government as a student intern in the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs in 1975 and 1976.