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sheena wright scaled e1660699663454 220x220 - Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright

Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright

Deputy Mayor, Office of the Mayor - City of New York ; Co-Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Bio Current as of September 17, 2022

Sheena Wright is the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives under the Eric Adams Administration. She will focus on advancing the administration’s top priorities. Prior to her appointment, Deputy Mayor Wright served as the Transition Chair for the Adams team helping to engage and oversee over 600 stakeholders. Additionally – Sheena served as the first female President and CEO of UnitedWay NYC. United Way is a nonprofit organization dedicated to help mobilize our communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all. Sheena was named number one on City & State New York’s Nonprofit Power 100, listed in Crain’s New York Business’ Notable Black Leaders and Executives, was appointed Mayor De Blasio’s Education Sector Advisory Council and Governor Cuomo’s New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board. Wright has previously served as a Trustee for Columbia University, and as a Board Member for New Visions for Public Schools, NYC Kids Rise, and the New York City Regional Economic Development Council.