New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Anusha Venkataraman as the city’s new chief service officer. Venkataraman, currently a senior advisor in the NYC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, will assume the role effective Oct. 9. Prior to her role at City Hall, Venkataraman worked at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development as senior director of Neighborhood Planning & Preservation, and as director of the Green Light District with the community organization El Puente in Brooklyn.
“Anusha is a dynamic leader with the skills and grassroots experience necessary to further the great work of NYC Service citywide,” a City Hall press release quoted de Blasio as saying.
“With her at the helm, we’ll be able to inspire more New Yorkers than ever before to get involved and help build a fairer city for all.”
A graduate of Pratt Institute with a master’s in City and Regional Planning, Venkataraman has a bachelor’s from Brown University in International Relations.