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MTA reorganizes leadership team


New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday announced several senior appointments as part of a leadership team reorganization that reduces the number of direct reports the authority's chair and CEO.

The new leadership team includes:

  • Lisette Camilo, w ho will serve as chief administrative officer. Most recently, Camilo served as commissioner of New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) for the past six years. DCAS provides centralized operational support and management services to over 50 City agencies with an annual operating budget of $1.3 billion and 2,500 employees. 
  • Jamie Torres-Springer, who will serve as president at MTA Construction and Development. Torres-Springer is commissioner of New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), where he has served since 2018. The agency is responsible for delivering $15 billion in infrastructure and facilities across city government.
  • Shanifah Rieara will serve as senior adviser of communications and policy. Shanifah recently served as deputy comptroller for public affairs at the New York City Comptroller's Office. In this role, she managed all aspects of the office’s public engagement including community outreach, special events and constituent services. 

Additional changes to the MTA’s senior leadership include:

  • Chief Customer Officer Sarah Meyer will report directly to the chair and CEO.
  • MTA Construction and Development Chief of Staff John McCarthy will serve as chief, external relations reporting to the chair and CEO, and will lead communications, governmental and community affairs, MTA arts and design, and key policy initiatives.
  • Laura Wiles will serve as chief of staff.
  • Naomi Renek will serve as senior adviser for federal policy.
  • Paige Graves will serve as acting general counsel.

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