Daniel Zarrilli has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the director of the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency for the City of New York, leading the implementation of A Stronger, More Resilient New York, the City's efforts to improve resiliency by strengthening coastal protections, upgrading buildings, improving infrastructure, and making neighborhoods safer and more vibrant. He is also serving as the acting director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.
Prior to this, he served on the Mayor's Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, leading the City's efforts to develop a comprehensive coastal protection plan for the five boroughs and was named the City's first Director of Resiliency in June 2013.
In a previous role, he was the senior vice president for Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), responsible for maritime assets and operations, including the City's two cruise terminals and numerous other transportation and waterfront assets. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Daniel spent five years with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation. He is a professional engineer in the State of NY and holds an MS in civil and environmental engineering from MIT and a BS in civil engineering from Lehigh University.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, February 2015