Avi Fink has been promoted to chief of staff at the New York City Office of Management and Budget, which helps manage the city's bond program.

Mayor de Blasio announced the appointment on Wednesday along with other personnel assignments as he starts his second term.

The OMB is the city's chief financial agency. It helps implement the city's bond programs and conducts legal reviews of capital projects for financing with bond proceeds. The OMB also oversees the city’s expense budget ($85.99 billion for for fiscal year 2018) and capital budget ($16.2 billion for fiscal 2018).

Most recently, Fink was De Blasio’s Deputy Chief of Staff and had previously worked in the Public Advocate’s Office.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio named Avi Fink as OMB Chief of Staff on Wednesday.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio named Avi Fink as OMB Chief of Staff on Wednesday. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office

The mayor also announced the appointment of Debbie Rosen to be chief of staff to First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan and named Dominic Williams as his new chief policy advisor.

Rosen will provide support and coordination across the first deputy mayor’s team. She was previously chief of staff at OMB, where she advised the budget director on key issues, represented him within the city government and with outside entities, supervised key staff and managed the OMB’s day-to-day operations.

Williams will report to the first deputy mayor and provide coordination across all the deputy mayor teams. He previously served as chief of staff to the first deputy mayor and as chief of staff in the public advocate’s office.

Also on Wednesday, de Blasio named Samir Saini to be the new Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, replacing the retiring DoITT Commissioner Anne Roest.

Saini was previously the IT Commissioner and Chief Information Officer for the City of Atlanta. In his new role, he will be responsible for maintaining IT infrastructure and systems. He will focus on modernizing the 911 system to include Text to 911, and moving city data to a cloud-based system. Saini will also continue the work to bolster cybersecurity operations across city agencies.

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