“We applaud Governor Hochul’s decision to appoint Kathryn Garcia as Director of State Operations. Kathryn knows how government works and has been an advocate for the environment since day one. Her track record shows that she is ready for the job. Her appointment shows that Governor Hochul is committed to tackling climate change. I am also thrilled to see more women leadership in Albany and look forward to working alongside these women to reach New York’s climate goals,” said Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters.