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Maria Torres-Springer

Deputy Mayor of New York City for Economic & Workforce Development

Deputy Mayor of New York City for Economic & Workforce Development

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Maria Torres-Springer Biography

Maria Torres-Springer is an American government official and nonprofit executive who is the deputy mayor of New York City for economic and workforce development. She was previously the vice president for U.S. programs at the Ford Foundation. Torres-Springer was commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. She was also the president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Torres-Springer was a senior policy advisor in the office of the deputy mayor of New York City for economic development and rebuilding. She was the chief operating officer of Friends of the High Line. She worked as the executive vice president and chief of staff of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

While Bill de Blasio was the Mayor of New York City, Torres-Springer served as the commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services before becoming the president and CEO of the NYCEDC in June 2015. De Blasio later appointed Torres-Springer to lead the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. In those roles, she redevelop the Spofford Juvenile Center into an arts center with affordable housing. Torres-Springer also oversaw the Far Rockaway, Queens neighborhood plan. In February 2019, she stepped down from the department of housing preservation.

Torres-Springer served as vice president for U.S. programs at the Ford Foundation from 2019 to 2021.

In December 2021, New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams named Torres-Springer as the incoming deputy mayor for economic and workforce development. Torres-Springer and Meera Joshi are the first Asian Americans to serve in these roles. They assume the position January 1, 2022

Maria Torres-Springer Videos

  • Landlords As Stewards of Housing Affordability
  • Building AAPI Inclusion in Federal Policy
  • NYCETC Virtual Conference Series: The Role of Philanthropy

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Maria Torres-Springer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maria Torres-Springer for your event is available upon request. Maria Torres-Springer generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mathias Cormann, Vikrum Aiyer, Ann Veneman, Jane Lute and Michael Sheldrick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maria Torres-Springer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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