New York State, Comptroller
Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of
New York. He is widely known for his integrity, independence and steadfast
leadership. Since taking office in 2007, Tom DiNapoli has aggressively fought
misuse of public resources, strengthened one of the nation’s top public pension
funds, and consistently spoken out against fiscal gimmicks, imprudent actions
and government inefficiency.
Comptroller DiNapoli has been an environmental leader his
entire career. He has brought his passion for environmental quality to his
present role as Comptroller. His Green Initiative promotes energy efficiency,
purchasing low environmental impacts products and reducing government waste to
protect the environment and taxpayer dollars. The program determines whether
the implementation of environmental programs by State and local government is
consistent with requirements, and identifies opportunities for State and local
government to protect and save money. It also promotes improvement in
environmental performance by companies in the Common Retirement Fund (CRF)
investment portfolio on crucial environmental issues such as climate change, to
protect and enhance the long-term value of the Fund's assets. The Comptroller
makes sure that CRF invests in renewable energy and other clean technology
companies that meet CRF investment criteria. Since taking office, Tom has
identified billions in misuse, waste and savings in the state.
Prior to becoming Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli represented the
16th Assembly District in northwestern Nassau County for two decades. During
his tenure, as chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, he earned
a reputation as one of the State’s leading voices on environmental issues.
Tom DiNapoli holds a master’s degree from The New School
University’s Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions and B.A. magna
cum laude from Hofstra University.
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