Ms. Sandra Beattie

First Deputy Director, New York State Division of the Budget

Sandra Beattie is First Deputy Director of the New York State Division of the Budget (DOB). She is responsible for supporting the overall development and management of New York State’s fiscal policy, including the preparation of budget recommendations for all State agencies and programs, economic and revenue forecasting, tax policy, fiscal planning, capital financing, and management of the State’s debt portfolio. In addition, from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Beattie played a central role in New York State’s response, including the procurement of personal protective equipment, the fight for federal funding, and delivering new technology to support the vaccination and program and to launch the Excelsior Pass, a digital proof of vaccination. Ms. Beattie holds a BA in political Science from Emmanuel College in Boston and an MBA from the State University of New York at Albany, and has previously worked for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, Deloitte Consulting, and she started her career with DOB working in Albany and as DOB’s Washington, DC–based representative in the New York State Office of Federal Affairs.