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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, Commissioner of the Department of Buildings (was Senior Advisor to the Mayor, January-May)

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

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

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 & Commissioner of the Department of Social Services

Lisa Fitzpatrick, Administrator of the Human Resources Administration

Joslyn Carter will remain Administrator of the Department of Homeless Services

Dawn Pinnock, Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services

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

Jessica Katz, Chief Housing Officer

Adolfo Carrión Jr., Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Eric Enderlin will continue as President of the Housing Development Corporation

Rohit T. Aggarwala, Chief Climate Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection

Vincent Sapienza, Chief Operations Officer of the Department of Environmental Protection

Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice

Susan Donoghue, Commissioner of the Parks Department

Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, First Deputy Commissioner of the Parks Department

Vilda Vera Mayuga, Commissioner of the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection

Jose Ortiz, Jr., Senior Advisor for Workforce Development

Jessica Carrano, Director of City Legislative Affairs

Christopher Ellis, Director of State Legislative Affairs

Lisa Lashley, Director of Appointments

Gladys Miranda, Director of Scheduling and Senior Advisor to the Mayor

Molly Schaeffer, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Emergency Advisor

Renee Campion will continue as Commissioner of the Office of Labor Relations

Zachary Iscol, Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management

Christina Farrell, First Deputy Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management

Andrew Kimball, President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation

Lindsay Greene, CEO of Brooklyn Navy Yard

Anne del Castillo will continue as Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

Clare Newman will continues as the President and CEO of Trust for Governor’s Island

Ana M. Bermúdez will continue as Commissioner of the Department of Probation

Deanna Logan, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Elizabeth Crotty, Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Business Integrity Commission

Laurie Cumbo, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs

Cecile Noel will continue as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

Abby Jo Sigal, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development

Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez will continue as Commissioner of the Department for the Aging

Asim Rehman, Commissioner and Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

Dr. Mitchell Katz will continue as President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals (approved by the H+H Board)

Jessica Tisch, Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation

Jason Graham, MD, Chief Medical Examiner

Sideya Sherman, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Equity

Anthony Miranda, Sheriff of the City of New York

Jocelyn Strauber, Commissioner of the Department of Investigation (approved by the City Council)

Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Corporation Counsel (approved by the City Council)

David Do, Chair and Commissioner of the Taxi and Limousine Commission (needs to be approved by the City Council)

Arva Rice, Interim Chair of The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)

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