Philip Lentz was recently named Director of Speechwriting for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He had an award-winning journalism career before moving into government. He was a political reporter for a number of publications, including the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s New York Business. In politics, he served as press secretary for Paul Tsongas during his 1992 presidential campaign, and for NY Lt. Gov. Stan Lundine. He also served as a public relations executive for government agencies and New York University. As Director of Speechwriting, he oversees a five person team responsible for all of the governor’s public remarks.