New York Republicans have found a new finance director for the party, turning to Brielle Appelbaum of Inspire Capital and Development to lead its fundraising operation.

The state GOP has new leadership this summer, with Nick Langworthy taking the top post of the party after a challenge to longtime Chairman Ed Cox earlier this year. Cox stepped aside after Langworthy gained the lion’s share of support from country chairs.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Brielle Appelbaum to the New York Republican Party as our new finance director,” Langworthy said. “Brielle brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and contacts from across the country. She is an invaluable addition to the dynamic team we are assembling to Rebuild, Retool and Revitalize the Republican Party in the State of New York.”

Langworthy has said he wants to make fundraising a top priority for the party, which has lagged behind the state Democratic Committee, controlled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“It’s a new era for the New York Republican Party and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it,” Appelbaum said.

“Chairman Langworthy brings a fresh energy and approach to a state that is desperate for strong and vibrant Republican leadership. He has a winning vision and I look forward to working to ensure we have the resources we need to execute it.”