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Alicia Glen is a deputy mayor of New York City, in charge of housing and economic development. She joined the de Blasio administration in 2014 from Goldman Sachs, where she worked for 12 years as head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG), an arm of the bank that invests in social impact projects, like Citi Bike, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the Loews Kings Theatre in Flatbush. Glen comes from a civil service family: her mother was a state Supreme Court justice and her father served as Mayor Ed Koch's corporation counsel. Glen began her career as a junior aide to then-Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins.
In 1993, after earning a law degree at Columbia University, she worked as an attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services, which provides free legal assistance to the poor. Glen also worked for three years as an associate attorney at two law firms Fulbright & Jaworski and Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein, now Manatt, Phelps. She returned to public service and from 1998 to 2002, served as the assistant commissioner for housing finance at the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development. From 2003 to 2008, Glen was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1988 and has a JD from Columbia Law School. Glen lives in a 1910 prewar building on the Upper West Side, at 105th Street and West End Avenue. She is married to Daniel Rayner, a media and entertainment lawyer. The couple have two daughters, Rosa and Olivia.