Pete Grannis, first deputy comptroller for the New York State Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), oversees the day-to-day activities of OSC's divisions, which administers the New York State and Local Retirement Systems covering more than one million public employee members. In addition, he maintains the state's accounting system and administers its $15 billion payroll; manages the state’s assets and issuing debt; reviews state contracts, audits state agencies and public benefit corporations; and oversees the fiscal affairs of local governments.
From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Grannis served as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. While leading the agency with over 3,500 employees and an annual budget of more than $1 billion, he positioned New York State as a global leader in the fight against climate change and championed a wide-ranging agenda for a cleaner, healthier environmental future for New York State’s citizens.
A state assembly member for 32 years, Mr. Grannis was a leading advocate for lobbying and ethics reforms and as chair of the Insurance and Housing Committees, his tenure in Albany was marked by significant victories.
Mr. Grannis’ legislative accomplishments have been recognized by numerous environmental, health, consumer, and good government advocacy organizations, including the first-ever recognition of a state legislator by the Consumer Federation of America.
Mr. Grannis is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Virginia School of Law.