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Homes and Community Renewal

Betsy Mallow, Executive Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Betsy Mallow is Executive Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for NY State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR).  In her role, Betsy oversees the Office of Rent Administration, Office of Housing Preservation, Office of Professional Services, and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and Policy.

Betsy joined HCR from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) where she served as the Deputy Executive Director overseeing New York State’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. Prior to GOSR, she served as Deputy Director of the New York Office for the White House Task Force on Sandy Rebuilding.

Previously, Betsy was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Betsy began her career in the nonprofit sector building an international platform for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps and spent one year in Argentina working with a nonprofit in support of their mission to find sustainable solutions to poverty. While there, she also volunteered documenting human rights violations in Argentine prisons.

She holds an MBA from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Brown University. After completing her MBA in 2009, Betsy earned a fellowship to spend a year at the Ford Foundation working on issues of impact assessment.