Letizia Tagliafierro was appointed New York State Inspector General in February 2019 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo after serving as Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Special Counsel to the Governor and Special Counsel for Public Safety with a portfolio that included the New York State Police, the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Prior to those positions, she served as Deputy Commissioner for the Criminal Investigations Division at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Ms. Tagliafierro also previously served as Director of Investigations and Enforcement and subsequently as Executive Director of the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics with oversight of New York State’s ethics and lobbying laws including complex investigations involving public officers as well as members of both the Executive and Legislative branches of State government. Previously, Ms. Tagliafierro also served as Special Counsel for the New York State Attorney General and as an Assistant District Attorney in Erie County prosecuting major crimes.
Ms. Tagliafierro received her law degree from Albany Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany.