Headshot of Neil Kleiman

Assistant Professor of Practice Neil Kleiman has been named a contributor to New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adam’s transition committee. Kleiman, who has previously served on transitional teams across various levels of government, was tapped to join the Technology/IT committee thanks to his long-standing expertise in public policy and its ties to data and technology, as well as his recent contributions to NYC 2025. An NYU Wagner initiative, NYC 2025 convened non-partisan experts across a range of areas to discuss how the city can become a stronger and more equitable city than it was before COVID-19. Kleiman developed a proposal for building a cogent, robust and equity-focused digital innovation plan and infrastructure. These ideas, among others, will help guide the Technology/IT committee as they help to identify core priorities for NYC and Mayor-Elect Eric Adam’s tenure.    

See the article below, originally published by Gotham Gazette for more information on the transition committee. 

With just under a month to go till he is sworn into office, Mayor-elect Eric Adams unveiled his transition team on Friday, featuring nearly 800 people across various areas of expertise including public health, food policy, arts and culture, budgeting, civic engagement, education, immigration, climate and infrastructure, housing, criminal justice and more.

The transition team, which continues to grow, is headed by Sheena Wright, CEO and president of United Way of New York City, a nonprofit group that aids low-income New Yorkers. Assisting her in the effort are Katie Moore, who was Adams’ campaign manager and is now executive director of the transition, and Meaghan Brown, who is serving as chief operating officer. There are also nine co-chairs who are leading various committees.

“This unprecedented collection of great minds and hard-working New Yorkers will prepare my administration for success because they represent the many backgrounds and views of our great city, and they are committed to working together toward its bright future,” Adams said in a statement. “Each committee has been tasked with a specific set of goals and responsibilities to ensure we are ready to lead on Day 1. If we are going to tackle the many challenges in front of us as a city, the advocacy, nonprofit and business worlds must all be at the same table, working in collaboration–and that is exactly what this transition is doing. And the transition of this city to a safer, healthier, more prosperous New York will continue after January 1st—so I hope to continue to lean on this group of experts and advocates after I have taken office.”