MAYOR FILNER ANNOUNCES STAFF APPOINTMENTS REFLECTING DIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

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January 9, 2013 (San Diego)--Mayor Bob Filner has announced his staffing team at City Hall. The appointments reflect San Diego’s diversity: over 50% are women, 38% Latino, 21% African-American, 4% Asian Pacific Islander as well as staff from the lesbian, gay, bisexual/transgender community.

“When I campaigned for Mayor, I pledged that everyone would have a seat at the table, and that includes in my administration. I am proud to lead this team of talented and dedicated women and men. Together we will work hard for the citizens of San Diego,” said Mayor Bob Filner, who also released salaries of his staffers as part of his pledge toward transparency.

Staff in the Mayor’s office includes:

Vince Hall, Chief of Staff; Nelson Hernandez, Assistant Chief Operating Officer; Allen Jones, Deputy Chief of Staff; Francisco Estrada, Director of Council Affairs; Irene McCormack, Director of Communications; Donna Frye, Director of Open Government; Lee Burdick, Director of Special Projects & Legal Affairs; Linda Perine, Director of Community Outreach; Mario Lopez, Director of Bi-National Affairs; Lea Fields-Bernard, Director of Appointments and Compliance; Willie Blair, Director of Neighborhood Revitalization; Manny Doria, Community Outreach; Bert Luna, Assistant to the Mayor; Brenda Lugo, Director of Scheduling; Rev. John Ringgold, Mayoral Ambassador; Lena’ Lewis, Press Secretary; Steve Hadley, Deputy Director of Open Government; Jessica Gomez, Protocol Officer; Molly Chase, Protocol Officer; Pat Calloway, Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff; Caroline Ledesma, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant; Shalonda Vinegar, Receptionist; Waynee Lucero, Mayoral Assistant; Al Alvarado, Community Outreach.