The Real Deal New York

Mayor appoints commissioner to head EDC

Maria Torres-Springer will be the first female EDC chief
June 30, 2015 08:30AM

Maria Torres-Springer, the city’s commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, will replace Kyle Kimball as the president of the Economic Development Corporation.

Torres-Springer will be the first woman to head up the agency, Crain’s reported. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment Monday.

“Maria has a proven track record opening doors for New Yorkers and working closely with businesses to grow our economy,” de Blasio said in a statement cited by Crain’s.

Previously, Torres-Springer served as chief of staff and executive vice president at EDC, according to the website.

Kimball announced his resignation in March and will be joining ConEdison. [Crain’s] — Claire Moses