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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Gray announces more appointments

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will announce more members of his executive office team Thursday, according to two sources within the transition, a day after he named construction czar Allen Y. Lew as the new city administrator and human resources expert Gerri Mason Hall to be chief of staff.

Most of Gray's announcements Thursday will follow a logical pattern: Cynthia Brock-Smith, currently secretary of the council, will move to secretary of the District of Columbia; council budget director Eric Goulet and general counsel Brian K. Flowers will assume the equivalent positions in the Gray administration.

Stephen Glaude, currently Gray's director of constituent services, will become director of the office of community affairs. Roxana Olivas, who also works in Gray's council office, will become director of the Office on Latino Affairs.

Janene Jackson, currently senior vice president of government relations and public policy at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, will be named Gray's liaison between the mayoral and council offices, the sources said.

Two other sources within the transition said Crystal Palmer, former director of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, will return to that job once Gray is sworn in. Palmer, wife of former D.C. Council member Harold Brazil, led the office for two decades before she was fired by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in 2008. Fenty replaced Palmer with Kathy Hollinger, one of several current members of the administration to receive letters of termination from Gray's transition office this week.


By  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Categories:  Vincent C. Gray, Vincent C. Gray

 
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