Nov 16, 2021Mayor-Elect Michelle Wu Announces Key City Hall Staff
Boston, MA -- Mayor-elect Michelle Wu today announced an initial group of core staff who will join her in City Hall following her swearing-in later today and help ensure a seamless transition as her full team is built out in the coming weeks.
Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson, who served as Mayor-elect Wu’s Campaign Manager during her historic run for Mayor, will serve as Interim Chief of Staff;
Brianna Millor, who is currently Civic Engagement Director in Mayor-elect Wu’s City Council office, will serve as Senior Advisor to the Mayor;
Tali Robbins, Policy Director in the Mayor-elect’s City Council office, will serve as Senior Advisor to the Mayor;
Mike Firestone, an attorney and Director of the Coalition to Protect Workers’ Rights, who previously served as Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, will serve as Chief of Policy and Strategic Planning;
Mariangely Solis Cervera, Constituency Directory on Mayor-elect Wu’s campaign, will serve as Senior Advisor to the Mayor;
Dave Vittorini, current Chief of Staff in the Mayor-elect’s City Council office, will serve as Senior Advisor to the Mayor; and,
Dr. Mariel Novas, who has served as Mayor-elect Wu’s Transition Director, will continue to lead efforts related to the transition through the early days of the Administration
“I’m thrilled to have this dynamic team in place on day one,” said Mayor-elect Wu. “Each brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for service to City Hall, and they will be instrumental in helping our Administration hit the ground running, continue to build and listen to community, and deliver for the people of Boston. I’m grateful to serve alongside them.”
Last week, Mayor-elect Wu unveiled her first planned Cabinet appointments -- with a focus on addressing the public health and safety crisis near Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard -- and introduced her transition Co-Chairs and advisors, who will work with the Mayor-elect and her City Hall team to advance key priorities during the transition period.