Cuomo appoints executive director of Port Authority
October 31, 2011
ALBANY, NY: Earlier this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Patrick Foye as the next executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Foye had served as Cuomo's deputy secretary for economic development and, pending approval from the rest of the board, will succeed Chris Ward on the authority. Cuomo has tapped Leecia R. Eve, a former aide to Senator Hillary Clinton and former lieutenant gubernatorial hopeful under Eliot Spitzer, to replace Foye.
The port authority was created in 1921 by an interstate compact between the two states: the New York-New Jersey Port Authority Compact of 1921. Each governor appoints six members to the board that oversees the bi-state's transportation system.