New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Stacey Cumberbatch ’86 the new commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). The DCAS provides New York City agencies with resources including support for city workforce needs in recruiting, hiring, and training; management for public buildings; and support for the implementation of energy conservation programs in city facilities.

Stacey Cumberbatch ’86

“Guaranteeing that the city has the tools needed to operate smoothly is fundamental to carrying out the clear, ambitious agenda for change for New York that Mayor de Blasio has laid out. I’ve spent my whole life in the city. I’ve seen government from the inside and from the outside. And I am committed to making sure every New Yorker feels pride and confidence in the men and women who make this city run,” said Cumberbatch in a city hall press release

Cumberbatch brings a significant background in New York government to her new position.  She is currently the deputy executive director of the Financial Information Services Agency, where she is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of New York City’s Timekeeping System. She has previously worked in the New York City Housing Authority and Law Department, as an assistant attorney general in-charge of the Consumer Assistance Unit in the office of the New York State Attorney General, and at the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and the Open Society Institute.

De Blasio announced Cumberbatch’s appointment alongside the appointment of Jon Paul Lupo as director of the Office of City Legislative Affairs. “These are two leaders of incredible achievement, who are committed to putting city government to work for working people,” the mayor said in a press release. “They’ve spent their lives helping lift up their fellow New Yorkers, and I’m proud to have them on our team.”

Cumberbatch is the latest of several alumni appointments to key positions in New York City Government. In December, Mayor de Blasio appointed Zachary Carter ’75  as New York City’s corporation counsel and Gladys Carrión ’76 as child welfare commissioner.

Posted on January 28, 2014