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Tracking the Transition: Mayor Eric Adams Appoints His Government


(photo: @MTorresSpringer)

Mayor-elect Adams with 5 Deputy Mayor appointees (photo: @MTorresSpringer)


Eric Adams took office on January 1, 2022 as the 110th Mayor of New York City.

After winning the 2021 election, Adams announced his expansive transition committee and, in mid-December, began filling out his government. Here is a running list of his major appointments and nominations, some made when he was mayor-elect and some in his first weeks as mayor (they are not in chronological order):

Lorraine Grillo, First Deputy Mayor

Anne Williams-Isom, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Meera Joshi, Deputy Mayor for Operations

Maria Torres-Springer, Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development

Sheena Wright, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives

Philip Banks III, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety

David Banks, Chancellor of New York City Public Schools

Keechant Sewell, Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD)

Brendan R. McGuire, Chief Counsel to the Mayor and City Hall

Ingrid Lewis-Martin, Chief Advisor

Frank Carone, Chief of Staff

Dawn Miller, First Deputy Chief of Staff

Madeline Labadie, Deputy Chief of Staff

Ryan Lynch, Deputy Chief of Staff

Menashe Shapiro, Deputy Chief of Staff

Tiffany Raspberry, Senior Advisor for External Affairs

Stefan Ringel, Senior Advisor to the Mayor

Andrea Shapiro Davis, Senior Advisor for Talent and Appointments

Eric Ulrich, Senior Advisor to the Mayor

Edward Mermelstein, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs

Fred Kriezman, Commissioner, Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit

Roberto Perez, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs

Dan Steinberg, Director, Mayor’s Office of Operations

Rachel Atcheson, Special Assistant to the Mayor

Maxwell Young, Communications Director

Fabien Levy, Press Secretary

Jacques Jiha will continue to as Director of the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget

Preston Niblack, Commissioner of the Department of Finance

Matthew Fraser, Chief Technology Officer

Melanie La Rocca, Chief Efficiency Officer

Louis Molina, Commissioner of the Department of Correction

Ydanis Rodriguez, Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

"Dr. Dave A. Chokshi will continue to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) through March 15 of 2022…Ashwin Vasan, M.D., PhD will then become DOHMH Commissioner in March and will serve as Senior Adviser for Public Health in the interim."

Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk will continue as Chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

Gary Jenkins, Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration

Dawn Pinnock, Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services

José Bayona, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Ethnic and Community Media

Sherif Soliman, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Planning

Lisa Flores, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services

Marjorie Landa, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Risk Management and Compliance

Jess Dannhauser, Commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services

Manny Castro, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Fred Dixon has been reappointed President and CEO of NYC & Company

Kevin Kim, Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services

Nina Kubota has been reappointed as President and CEO of the School Construction Authority

Dan Garodnick, Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning

Edith Hsu-Chen, Executive Director of the Department of City Planning

Thomas J. Foley, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction

Jocelyn Strauber, Commissioner of the Department of Investigation (pending City Council approval)

Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Corporation Counsel (pending City Council approval)

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