Albany, NY (July 1, 2011)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointment of Sam Hoyt to serve as Senior Vice President for Regional Economic Development at the Empire State Development Corporation.
"Sam Hoyt has dedicated his life to serving the people of New York," Governor Cuomo said. "During his almost 20 years in the New York State Assembly, Sam has proven to be a dedicated public servant who puts the needs of his constituents and community first. He has demonstrated the type of dedication and enthusiasm required for this new challenge."
Mr. Hoyt served as the Assembly representative for the 144th Assembly District located in Western New York. Among his many awards, Mr. Hoyt was honored in 2008 as the Elected Official of the Year by the State Historic Preservation Office and by the American Institute of Architects. In 2009, he sponsored legislation to improve the State Historic Preservation Tax Credit which signed into law in July of that year.
Mr. Hoyt will work on economic development throughout upstate, including coordinating with the Regional Economic Development Councils. Mr. Hoyt's primary initial focus will be in Western New York.