Top-Level Cabinet Members

Adrian Fenty

Adrian Fenty

Mayor

Age: 36

Salary: $200,000

Experience: Native Washingtonian served six years as the Ward 4 council representative.

Education: BA, Oberlin College; JD, Howard University School of Law.

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Tene Dolphin

Tene Dolphin

Chief of Staff

Age: 34.

Salary: $160,000.

Experience: Had same role during Fenty's mayoral campaign. Former director of special projects for the Democratic National Committee.

Education: BS, Psychology, Howard University; MS, Psychology, Howard University.

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Peter Nickles

Peter Nickles

General Counsel

Age: 68

Salary: $160,000

Experience: Longtime running buddy of Fenty's father Phil came to mayor's office after highpowered career at Covington & Burling.

Education: BA, Princeton University; JD, Harvard University School of Law.

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Dan Tangherlini

Dan Tangherlini

City Administrator

Age: 39

Salary: $195,000

Experience: Spent 6-year tenure as former Mayor Anthony A. Williams's transportation director and eight months as interim head of Metro.

Education: BA, Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago; MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Linda Singer

Linda Singer

Attorney General

Age: 40

Salary: $175,000

Experience: Founded nonprofit Appleseed organization to lobby for social justice. Husband Joe Sternlieb active in D.C. business community.

Education: BA, Social Studies, Harvard University; JD, Harvard University School of Law.

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Natwar Gandhi

Natwar M. Gandhi

Chief Financial Officer

Age: 66

Salary: $186,600

Experience: Holdover from Williams administration has overseen the city's finances for seven years. Popular on Wall Street.

Education: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; MBA, Atlanta University; JD, University of Bombay.

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Neil O. Albert

Neil O. Albert

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Age: 46.

Salary: $175,000.

Experience: Former deputy mayor for child, family and youth services and former director of parks and recreation under Williams.

Education: MBA, New York Institute of Technology.

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Victor Reinoso

Victor Reinoso

Deputy Mayor for Education

Age: 38

Salary: $175,000

Experience: Fenty endorsed his successful bid for school board in 2004. Worked until January as chief operating officer of Federal City Council.

Education: International Relations, Georgetown University; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Carrie Brooks

Carrie Brooks

Communications Director

Age: Information not available.

Education: BA, Communications, California State University, Fullerton.

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Other Key Figures

Cathy L. Lanier

Cathy L. Lanier

Police Chief

Age: 39

Salary: $175,000

Experience: Former commander of the police district that served Ward 4 when Fenty was a council member there.

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Dennis Rubin

Dennis Rubin

Fire Chief

Age: 54

Salary: $165,000

Experience: Former commander of the police district that served Ward 4 when Fenty was a council member there.

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Allen Lew

Allen Lew

Heads School Construction

Age: 56

Experience: Former chief executive of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission.

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Michelle Rhee

Michelle Rhee

Schools Chief

Age: 37

Experience: Former chief executive of the New Teacher Project.

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