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Governor Recommends New Thruway Executive Director


Governor Kathy Hochul has recommended Frank Hoare to the Board of Directors of the Thruway Authority to serve as the Authority’s Executive Director. Upon appointment by the Thruway Authority Board of Directors and subject to confirmation by the Senate, Mr. Hoare will continue to lead the State’s 570-mile superhighway system, first founded in 1954.

Hoare’s nomination will be submitted after the Senate convenes in January 2024. He was appointed Interim Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority in December 2022. He has served as the General Counsel of the Authority since December 2020. His legal career has included both state government service and private practice including previous positions as Associate Counsel at the N.Y.S. Division of Military & Naval Affairs, Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Legislative Affairs, General Counsel at the N.Y.S. Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, Deputy Attorney General for Regional Affairs and Deputy Counsel to the Attorney General, and Counsel to Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell, Jr., Chair of the Assembly Ways & Means Committee.

Hoare was a partner at a firm specializing in litigation for six years and early in his career was an associate at several firms engaged in civil litigation in Federal and State courts. He served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve for 28 years, including four overseas deployments. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany and his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.

“Millions of New Yorkers rely on the Thruway every year to get to work, move their goods to market, and see their loved ones,” Governor Hochul said. “Having seen first-hand his leadership as Interim Executive Director through historic storms across the state, I know that Frank Hoare has the skills and experience required to keep the Thruway Authority moving and New Yorkers safe.”

New York State Thruway Authority Interim Executive Director Frank Hoare said, “I’m honored to have the full confidence of Governor Hochul and her administration to lead the incredibly dedicated team at the Thruway Authority as we continue our system-wide modernization efforts and sustained investments in our infrastructure. Our mission is to provide a safe and reliable highway for hundreds of millions of motorists each year. The 570-mile Thruway is a critical corridor supporting the movement of goods to benefit New York State’s economy and the entire Northeast, and I am humbled to have this opportunity.”

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