Several staff changes today in the Paterson administration.
Paterson announced that Insurance Department Superintendent Eric Dinallo will resign in July to become a visiting professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Dinallo came in with the Spitzer administration and worked with Spitzer in the attorney general’s office.
He’s rumored to be eyeing a run for attorney general if Andrew Cuomo decides to run for governor.
Also reportedly leaving the second floor is press secretary Errol Cockfield, a former Newsday bureau chief who also came in under Spitzer. He’s expected to move over to the governor’s intergovernmental affairs office.
And coming into the governor’s office is Robert Megna as budget director. He takes the $178,000-a-year job from Laura Anglin, who is resigning to head the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
Megna had been commissioner of the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Jamie Woodward was named acting commissioner of the department; she had been executive deputy commissioner.