Monday, January 13, 2014

If DeBlasio doesn't want you, go work for Bloomberg

From A Walk in the Park:

Parks Commissioner Veronica White quietly left the agency on December 31 and landed a job at Bloomberg L.P. after lobbying efforts to stay on failed NYC Park Advocates has learned.

Sources say Ms. White had attempted to enlist the help of several prominent people including DC 37 head Lillian Roberts to lobby the new administration but those efforts were ultimately unsuccessful.

No public announcement was made regarding her departure and Ms. White did not send out a customary Broadcast email announcement to all parks employees. Instead she sent an email to upper management on Dec. 31st thanking them and stating it was her last day according to several park employees.

Ms. White began her employment the following day on Jan. 1 at Bloomberg L. P. as chief of staff to Thomas Secunda, Vice Chairman & Global Head of Financial Products & Services, and a founding partner of Bloomberg L.P.

"She was more of a figure head," said a long-time parks employee of White's sixteen month tenure, and speaking on the condition of condition of anonymity.

"Liam's been running the agency since Adrian left," the employee said.

First Deputy Commissioner for Parks Liam Kavanagh has also been the Acting Parks Commissioner since Ms. White's departure.


Anonymous said...

New mayor cant keep the old mayors appointees around, no matter if they are good or not.

Room has to be made to for the new mayor to repay the deals he made during the election.

Anonymous said...

DeBlasio sure doesn't want me, problem is, neither does Bloomberg!