Woo Hoo! NYC Mayor De Blasio Appoints Filipina Maria Torres Springer New Head of Economic Development Corporation

Photo credit: New York Times

Photo credit: New York Times

New York City’s main agency for economic development will be run by Maria Torres-Springer, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.

The mayor appointed Ms. Torres-Springer, who had been running the city’s Small Business Services agency, to succeed Kyle Kimball as president of the Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Kimball resigned in March and joined the utility Consolidated Edison last week.

Ms. Torres-Springer, 38, is the first woman to run the agency, which manages the city’s assets and negotiates with companies seeking subsidies and other breaks from the city. During the administration of Mr. de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael R. Bloomberg, she was the chief of staff to the president of the development corporation, Seth W. Pinsky.

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