De Blasio Appoints Goldman Sachs Exec To Deputy Mayor Post For ‘Fighting Inequality’

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio tapped Goldman Sachs executive Alicia Glen as his Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development on Monday, the New York Times reported.

In a news conference announcing her appointment, de Blasio referred to Glen as a “a strong and forceful champion for fighting inequality,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

“The tale of two cities is not O.K.,” Glen said, referring to a central tenet of de Blasio’s mayoral campaign. She said she believed her co-workers at Goldman would not be adverse to paying higher taxes so that de Blasio could fulfill his promise of universal prekindergarten for all NYC children, according to the NYT.

At Goldman, Glen lead the investment banking firm’s Urban Investment Group, which focused on attracting private investment to communities that would have trouble securing loans.

Image via YouTube/Goldman Sachs

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