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Michael Burgess '75 and John Byrne '02 both have positions with the state of New York, in Governor Eliot Spitzer's administration.

Burgess, who earned his St. Lawrence degree in government, has been nominated to serve as commissioner of the Office for the Aging. He has served as the executive director for the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans since 2004 and prior to that, he was executive director for the New York Statewide Senior Action Council. From 1989 to 1996, Burgess was director of the Non-Profit Resource Center, and he was also executive director for the Statewide Emergency Network for Social and Economic Security. He was a policy analyst for the Office for the Aging in 1981 and 1982.

Byrne, a former admissions counselor at St. Lawrence, has been named a special assistant to the governor. He has taken a leave of absence from the University of Buffalo Law School. Byrne earned his St. Lawrence degree in government and also holds an MBA from Clarkson University.

Posted: February 8, 2007

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