Jerry Boone confirmed as Commissioner and President of the New York State Civil Service Commission

Jerry Boone confirmed as Commissioner and President of the New York State Civil Service Commission
Source: Office of the Governor

On June 20, 2012, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State Senate confirmed Jerry Boone as Commissioner and President of the Civil Service Commission.

Mr. Boone served as the Solicitor General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office from 1991 to 1994. He was the State’s chief appellate lawyer, litigation manager, and bond counsel. Prior to his tenure as Solicitor General, Mr. Boone was the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Real Property Bureau in New York City and Albany, as well as Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau, from 1984-1991.

Mr. Boone is currently the Managing Principal of Boone Consulting, where he has helped develop human resources and operations infrastructure. Earlier, Mr. Boone founded Pride Properties, LLC, in 2008, a company based in Memphis, Tennessee, that focused on the acquisition and rehabilitation of distressed properties to develop quality, affordable housing for sale or rental to lower to middle income households. Mr. Boone still serves as President of the organization, which also offers financial counseling provided for first-time home buyers.

Prior to his founding of Pride Properties, Mr. Boone was the Regional Human Resources, Integration, and Internal Communications Senior Vice President of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., Atlantic City. Mr. Boone was in charge of the transition and integration of three acquired casinos into the Harrah’s brand. Mr. Boone has also served as the Corporate Senior Vice President, the Vice President of Human Resources, the Vice President of Casino Operations, and the Vice President of Gaming Executive Development and Corporate Counsel, all for the Harrah’s company.

Mr. Boone received his B.A. from Columbia College.and his his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1986.