From the Morning Memo:

Linda Lacewell is coming back to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration as chief of staff and counselor, the governor’s office will announce later today.

Lacewell is returning to the administration after a stint as the executive director of Cancer Breakthroughs 2020 at the California-based Chan Soon-Shiong NantHealth Foundation.

Lacewell has served in a variety of advisory posts for Cuomo over the years, dating back to his time as attorney general, and is credited with developing the OpenNY government data website. Most recently in state government she served as a the chief risk officer and was counselor to the governor.

“Linda is one of the most talented professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with and her knowledge and expertise on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers is second to none,” Cuomo said. “She is a triple threat and trusted advisor with more than two decades of experience in law, policy and operations, and I am thrilled to welcome her back to the Executive Chamber.”

Lacewell’s return was first reported on Friday by Politico, which also reported Maria Comella, a former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, would depart the administration by early next year.

Comella had held the chief of staff post, a job title first created under Gov. Eliot Spitzer. The job is separate from the secretary to the governor post, the governor’s top aide, which is held by Melissa DeRosa.