Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio made his first administration appointments this morning, naming government veteran Anthony Shorris his first deputy mayor and close aide Emma Wolfe his director of intergovernmental affairs.
Mr. Shorris, who previously served in the Koch administration and as executive director of the Port Authority, will be charged with managing the day-to-day operations of city government and overseeing services, including the police department–essentially serving as Mr. de Blasio’s right-hand man.
Edward Skyler never hesitated to jettison a good opportunity for a better one. After rapidly rising through the ranks of the Bloomberg administration to become the city’s youngest Deputy Mayor, Mr. Skyler did not hang on to the hard-won post, but, rather, jumped at the chance to become an executive vice president for global public affairs at Citigroup in New York.
Thus, it should surprise no one to learn that Mr. Skyler has swapped his one-bedroom SoHo condo for a sleeker two-bedroom pad just down the block.