Phoenix mayor appoints new chief of staff

Toni Maccarone, Public Information Director.[Source: City of Phoenix] — Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon today announced that Public Information Director Toni Maccarone will serve as his new chief of staff.  “Toni and I have worked together for more than 10 years, and I am delighted that she has agreed to lead our team,” said Gordon.  Maccarone will replace Ruth Osuna, who currently serves as the mayor’s chief of staff.  Osuna will complete her year of service and rotate back to her deputy city manager position in the City Manager’s Office.  Osuna and Maccarone will transition during the next 30 to 45 days.  “Ruth is extremely committed to the city, and I thank her for her dedication and helping to lead our office through some challenging issues during her year of service,” said Gordon.  “I look forward to continuing to work with Ruth in her capacity as a senior member of our management team.”  

Historically, a series of Phoenix deputy city managers and department heads have served as the mayor’s chief of staff. Former chiefs of staff include David Krietor, Ed Zuercher, Jack Tevlin, Sheryl Sculley, Ray Bladine, Andrea Tevlin, and George Britton.   “I am happy to welcome Ruth back to my management team,” said City Manager Frank Fairbanks.  “There are several upcoming critical issues where her skills will make a real difference.”

For the past seven years, Maccarone has managed the Public Information Office, including internal and external communication for the city, the Web site, and PHX11, the city’s award-winning television station seen on Cox and Qwest cable.  [Note: to read the full press release, click here.]

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