Kenney To Announce Administrative Appointments

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney will announce several appointments to top administrative posts at a news conference Friday.

Michael "Mike" DiBerardinis, a veteran of the Street and Nutter administrations and former Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources of Pennsylvania, will serve as Managing Director. Otis Hackney, former principal of South Philadelphia High, will serve as Chief Education Officer.

Deborah "Debbie" Mahler, Kenney's former council chief of staff, will serve as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Affairs. And Jane Slusser, Kenney's campaign manager and former Organizing Director at Equality Pennsylvania, will serve as Chief of Staff.

The appointments will be formally announced at 1:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall.