RETIREMENT: OLGA CORDI, CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT

SUPERINTENDENT BRUEN ANNOUNCES THE RETIREMENT OF OLGA CORDI, CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT

It is with both happiness for her and sadness for us, that I announce the retirement of Olga Cordi, Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent, effective on December 31, 2021.

Olga began her career with New York State in 1973, working for the NYS Department of Public Service and the Executive Chamber Counsels Offices before coming to New York State Police in 1984.

She was hired by Superintendent Donald Chesworth and remained in her position for more than 37 years, providing support to nine Superintendents, and two Interim Superintendents.

Olga has been a dedicated, loyal, and valued assistant who personified competence and character, and has instilled consistency, stability, and professionalism to the Office of the Superintendent.

She stood at the shoulder of each Superintendent during historical events such as the Mohawk Reservation Standoff, September 11th, Ralph Phillips, the Dannemora prison break and our 75th and 100th year celebrations.

Her kind way, significant contributions, humble strength and confidence in the institution, people and mission of the NYSP will be missed by me, and everyone who has had the pleasure and privilege to work with her.

Her legacy as the longest serving Secretary to the Superintendent will forever be a part of the NYSP’s fabric.

I know all of you will join me in wishing Olga a happy, healthy and much-deserved retirement.

Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen

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