FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2010
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF HOWARD WOLFSON AS COUNSELOR TO THE MAYOR
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the appointment of Howard Wolfson as Counselor to the Mayor. In this capacity, Wolfson will advise the Mayor on a wide range of policy and strategic communication issues. Wolfson, who served as Communications Director for the Mayor's 2009 re-election campaign, will begin work in March.
"Howard played a critical role during the campaign in planning our third term, and I am grateful that I will be able to count on his advice and expertise as we implement that agenda," said Mayor Bloomberg. "There are very few people who understand the intersection of policy and communications as well as Howard, and I couldn't be happier to welcome him to the team."
"I am honored to be able to work for a Mayor I deeply admire and for the City I love. I look forward to helping the Mayor ensure that his third term is even more successful than the previous two," Wolfson said.
Over the course of nearly twenty years, Wolfson has advised local, state, and federal officials inside and outside of government. He has worked as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, a Communications Director on a presidential campaign, and the Executive Director of a national party committee. He has served as Chief-of-Staff to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and as an advisor to Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, and David Paterson, among others. Most recently, he served as the Communications Director of the Mayor's re-election campaign.
Wolfson, a New York native, graduated from the University of Chicago and received a Master's in History from Duke University.
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958