Adrienne A. Harris Confirmed to Lead the New York State Department of Financial Services.

Date24 January 2022

"I am honored to serve as the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. As the first African American woman to lead DFS, I am personally committed to working with all stakeholders to build a robust, fair and sustainable financial system, creating a better economic future for all New Yorkers." -Adrienne Harris

* Adrienne A. Harris was nominated to lead the New York

State Department of Financial Services (DFS) by Governor Kathy Hochul in August 2021. She was confirmed by the New York State Senate on January 25, 2022.

Supt. Harris responded to the confirmation: "I thank Governor Hochul for my nomination. I thank the New York Senate for their confidence and support in my confirmation to serve the great people of New York.

I am honored to serve as the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. As the first African American woman to lead DFS, I am personally committed to working with all stakeholders to build a robust, fair and sustainable financial system, creating a better economic future for all New Yorkers.

Superintendent Harris began her career as an Associate at Sullivan and Cromwell LLP in New York City representing a number of U.S. and non-U.S. based corporations in various forms of litigation and regulatory matters, before accepting a position at the United States Department of the Treasury under President Obama.

While at the Treasury Department, Superintendent Harris served as a Senior Advisor to both Acting Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller, and Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin. Her work ranged from financial reform efforts...

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