Lawsky’s Temporary Replacement Offers ‘Business as Usual’
Last week, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that Anthony Albanese would temporarily fill the role of superintendent, following current Superintendent Benjamin Lawksy’s departure. Albanese is stepping into his new role this week. He was hand picked by Lawksy, who stated in a memo to the departure that, “His appointment for this period as acting superintendent means business as usual for the department. I know that under his leadership D.F.S. will continue all of the important initiatives we have underway while also continuing to be a smart, modern, and forward-thinking prudential regulator.”
Albanese has been with NYDFS for four years, serving as Lawsky’s Chief of Staff. The search for Lawsky’s permanent replacement is still underway, led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.