De Blasio Names 2 More to Senior Staff


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday named two more senior staff members.

Stacey Cumberbatch will be the commissioner of Citywide Administrative Services, which manages city-owned property and hires city employees. The Barbados-born Cumberbatch helped clean up the CityTime record-keeping system, which suffered from ballooning budgets.

Cumberbatch’s ancestors were slaves in Barbados, and probably took their distinctive last name from a white owner.

Jon Paul Lupo, who helped steer Melissa Mark-Viverito’s successful bid to become city council speaker last week, will direct the city’s Office of City Legislative Affairs. The appointment underscores the close ties de Blasio has with Mark-Viverito, who has the power to green-light his agenda.