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Daniel A. Zarrilli, PE

Senior Director, Climate Policy and Programs
Chief Resilience Officer
New York City Office of the Mayor

Daniel Zarrilli, ORR Director

Daniel Zarrilli was appointed Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs for the City of New York in January 2016 and is serving as New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, overseeing the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and the City’s OneNYC program.

Prior to this, he was named the first Director of a new NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency in March 2014, and had served as the Acting Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability from February to December 2014.  After Hurricane Sandy, he served on the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, a task force that developed an award-winning climate adaptation program for New York City.

Daniel was recently appointed by the NOAA Administrator to a 3-year term to the Sustained National Climate Assessment advisory board, is serving a 3-year term on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, and is advising the State of Louisiana on its 2017 Coastal Master Plan update.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and also spent five years with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation. Daniel is a New York State Professional Engineer and holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.  He resides in Staten Island with his wife and three children.

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