Jim Malatras

Jim Malatras

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Jim Malatras was appointed as the Governor’s Director of State Operations in August 2014. Recently, Malatras served as Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff at the State University of New York. Previously, Malatras served as Governor Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Policy Management from January 2011 - June 2013, Deputy Director of Policy to the Governor’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign, then Attorney General Cuomo’s Executive Director of Legislative Affairs and State Policy and Legislative Director to former Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky. Malatras received his B.A. (summa cum laude), M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University at Albany where he won the Presidential Distinguished Dissertation Award. Jim lives in Delmar, NY with his wife Jenny and son Max.


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