Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass on Tuesday appointed Carolyn Webb de Macias as chief of employees, succeeding Chris Thompson, who held the highly effective put up for lower than a 12 months.
Webb de Macias is a former senior advisor to former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and likewise labored for then-Metropolis Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas.
She additionally labored within the U.S. Division of Schooling as an appointee of President Obama, and as USC’s vp of exterior relations, based on Bass’ workplace.
“I’ve identified Carolyn for years and I do know Los Angeles has benefited from her work for even longer than that,” Bass stated in an announcement. “Carolyn is considerate, expert, devoted and the correct particular person for the job. I’m grateful she has agreed to affix our staff as we proceed our work to maneuver Los Angeles ahead.”
In an announcement, Webb de Macias stated she was “thrilled to work with Mayor Bass in executing her imaginative and prescient of enhancing the standard of life for all Angelenos.”
Webb de Macias, 75, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Her LinkedIn profile stated she serves on the boards of the water firm Cadiz Inc. and Partnership for Los Angeles Colleges, a nonprofit based by Villaraigosa.
Thompson, Bass’ chief of employees since December, is returning to the non-public sector, Bass’ workplace stated. A Bass spokesman declined to touch upon his new job.
Thompson beforehand served as senior vp of governmental relations for LA28, the non-public group placing on the Olympic Video games. He had agreed to keep away from any Olympics points on the metropolis for a 12 months out of concern concerning the look of a battle of curiosity.