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DiNapoli Appoints Senior Budget and Policy Staff

February 2, 2021

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today that he has appointed Maria Doulis as deputy comptroller and Todd Scheuermann as assistant comptroller in the Division of Budget and Policy Analysis. These appointments are to fill currently vacant positions.

“New York has a massive, complex budget,” DiNapoli said. “As the taxpayer watchdog, my office is responsible for providing an independent and fact-driven analysis of the state’s fiscal health and major policy decisions. The wide depth of experience and knowledge that Maria and Todd will bring to our team will greatly enhance our existing efforts and will be critical in keeping the public informed of how the state is balancing its books and addressing important issues.”

Doulis is a recognized expert on New York’s budget and fiscal issues and has broad experience in leading policy and research development. She has written extensively on government budgeting, labor relations, public workforce and infrastructure issues, and is well-respected for her ability to distill complex research into understandable and actionable reports. She was most recently the vice president for Strategy, Operations and Communications at the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC), where she oversaw the organization’s research, operations, communications and other critical functions. She was also the director of NYC studies and held several research positions at CBC. She has served as an adjunct lecturer and taught a capstone course for graduate students.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Queens College, a master’s degree in Public Administration from George Washington University, and completed her doctoral coursework in public policy and quantitative research methods at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

She will earn $185,000.

Scheuermann has held high-level positions in the New York State Senate and the state Division of the Budget over his 25-year career in state government.

Prior to joining the Comptroller’s office, Scheuermann was the secretary to Senate Finance Committee. He oversaw a team of budget and revenue analysts and was the lead budget negotiator for the Senate Majority Conference. He spent the greater part of his professional career in different positions within the state Division of the Budget, developing budget and policy recommendations for major programs and state agencies.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Ohio State University.

His salary is $170,000.

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