Murray keeps most of McGinn’s department heads — tells 4 to move on
SEATTLE — Mayor-elect Ed Murray announced Friday he is keeping 10 department heads or supervisors in Mayor Mike McGinn’s administration, but has informed at least four others that they will not be returning once he takes office in January.
Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel was not mentioned, but Murray has said in the past that he wants a new chief.
Beth Goldberg- City Budget Office
Peter Hahn – Department of Transportation
Marco Lowe – Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
David Stewart – Personnel Director
In addition, Rick Hooper, the current director of the Office of Housing, is announcing his retirement, and Catherine Lester, the interim Director of Human Services, has been asked to stay on for now as the city conducts a search for a permanent director.
Murray has also met with and asked for the continued service of the following:
Fred Podesta – Director of Finance and Administrative Services
Bernie Matsuno – Director Department of Neighborhoods
Ray Hoffman- Seattle Public Utilities
Gregory Dean – Fire Chief, Seattle Fire Department
Erin Devoto – Director, Department of Information Technology
Steve Johnson – Director of Department of Economic Development
Diane Sugimura – Director of Department of Planning and Development
Randy Engstrom – Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Robert Nellams – Director of Seattle Center
Jorge Carrasco – Superintendent of City Light