Gov Cuomo names two Hispanics to Sage Commission & Cesar Perales Secretary of State
Celested Katz political blogger for the NY Daily News reported Gov. Cuomo Appoints Sage Commission Members.
Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed two Hispanics to the Sage Commission formed to consolidate state agencies, authorities and commissions to perform more efficiently. He appointed Antonio M. Pérez as one of the Co-Chairs and Lillian Rodríguez López member of the commission.
Cuomo said, “Antonio’s business acumen and experience with best practices in the private sector will help us create a leaner state government that performs better for the people of New York.” Mr. Pérez has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak Company since 2003, having served previously as corporate vice president at Hewlett-Packard and member of its Executive Council for twenty-five years. Formerly, he was CEO and President of Gemplus International, and serves on the Jobs and Competitiveness Council of President Obama, promoting economic growth and jobs creation in the U.S. Mr. Pérez was born at Vigo, Spain and studied electronic engineering, marketing and business in Spain and France.
“Lillian Rodríguez López serves as President of the Hispanic Federation, a non-profit membership organization serving close to 100 Latino health and human service agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Hispanic Federation, Rodríguez López was employed at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), a public benefit corporation which oversees New York City’s public health care system…”
Earlier this month he appointed Cesar A. Perales, Secretary of State a Fordham Law alumnus ’65 who will also serve as a senior advisor for policy to the Governor. He is the co-founder of the Latino Justice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (Latino Justice PRLDEF).