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Release Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:20 PM
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Howard Alumnus Richard Lecky Named to 2013-2015 Class of Empire State Fellows Program  
 

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has named Howard University alumnus, Richard Lecky, to the 2013-2015 Class of Empire State Fellows Program.  “The Empire State Fellows program continues to help us attract new talent into the ranks of New York State government,” Governor Cuomo said. “We had great success with our inaugural class last year and we welcome the newest class who will help us continue to build a new New York and make sure our government is working for the people.”  The Governor appointed each Empire Fellow to a position that matches their skills with the needs of State government. Empire Fellows will work closely with senior administration officials and participate in the policy-making process while also engaging in educational and professional development programs, including completion of a unique, interactive curriculum developed specifically for the Empire State Fellows Program by the Rockefeller Institute at SUNY Albany in consultation with Cabinet-level officials.

Richard Lecky
Richard Lecky joins the Empire State Fellows Program from a role as the Director of Regulatory Compliance for the Institute for Family Health, where he worked to ensure compliance with federal and state rules and regulations. Prior to joining the Institute for Family Health, Richard was a real estate attorney with the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, and a Real Estate Appraiser & Research Analyst at Cushman & Wakefield. Richard has also dedicated substantial time volunteering with the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., which is committed to reforms in healthcare and criminal law that promote a public health approach to substance abuse. Richard received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and his law degree from Howard University. Placement: Executive Chamber

For more information, please visit http://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/fellows13.html.  


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