Tuesday, May 5, 2015

More shuffling in Nutter administration

The mayor's appointment of a policy director leads to various other moves within his office.

More shuffling in Nutter administration

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter  (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) AP
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More than two years since the Nutter administration had a Policy Director, the mayor has appointed Maia Jachimowicz to serve in that role.

Jachimowicz has been with the Nutter administration since 2008 serving as the Deputy Policy Director. Under her new role, vacated in 2011 by now First Deputy Chief of Staff Suzanne Biemiller, Jachimowicz will be in charge of coordinating policy development with other senior administration officials. 

Since her promotion, Biemiller has continued the duties of Policy Director, said city spokesman Mark McDonald. 

The policy director moved led to a domino effect of some other administrative moves.

Katherine Martin, who is currently the Director of Scheduling, will take over Jachimowicz’s Deputy Policy Director position. Martin has previously served as Deputy Press Secretary and Briefing Book Coordinator.

Stephanie Byrd was named Director of Scheduling. She has worked in city government for 14 years in several other roles but most recently has been the administrative specialist for the Director of Public Safety.

Seperately, Jennifer Crandall was named the Deputy Press Secretary. She is currently the Press Office Manager and previously served as Assistant Director of Correspondence and Constituent Services.

Jolene Nieves, currently a press aide, was promoted to Speechwriter.

Thirty-five year veteran of city government, Catherine Jackson was named the Director of Correspondence and will retain her responsibilities as assistant to the Director of Communications/City Representative. Jackson came to the Mayor’s Office as an Assistant to the Mayor in 2010 after previously working at the Mayor’s Commission on Aging.

The changes, all which were announced Tuesday, take effect Jan. 1.

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