Patrick Foye, of Sands Point, is to head the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended Foye for the position, it was announced Wednesday. The appoinment is subject to approval by the PANYNJ Board.
Foye will replace the outgoing Christopher Ward, whose departure was announced in September.
Currently serving as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's deputy secretary of economic development, Foye also worked in Gov. Elliot Spitzer's administration as well as that of Nassau County Exec. Ed Mangano.