Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced two new appointments to his administration. Lourdes Zapata has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer, having previously served as the Executive Vice President/Executive Director of the Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development at Empire State Development. Linda Sun has been appointed Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, having previously served as Director of External Affairs at Global New York. Cuomo is advancing legislation to accelerate the hiring of highly-qualified diverse candidates and expanding access to Civil Service exam preparation and tests.