Providence Mayor-elect announced new members of office

Providence Mayor-elect Brett Smiley is seen speaking at an event at City Hall, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE R.I. (WLNE) — Mayor-elect Brett Smiley announced who will join his leadership team Monday.

According to a news release, the following appointments have been made:

  • Chief Operating Officer — Courtney Hawkins
  • Chief of Staff — Emily Ward Crowell
  • Director of Communications — Patricia Socarras

“It’s incredibly important to me that we continue to surround ourselves with folks that are dedicated to improving education, increasing safety and improving city services across Providence,” said Smiley in the release.

All of the newly appointed administrators have roots in the Providence area and come from backgrounds including social work, human resources and congressional service.

Other staffing announcements included:

  • David Santilli — Director of Digital Communications
  • Michael Napolitano — Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Shastery Gonzalez Peña — Executive Assistant to the Mayor
  • Brian Guzman — Mayoral Advance
  • Laura Perez — Constituent Service Representative
  • Dorian Griffin — Mayor’s Scheduler
  • Alejandra De Paz — Mayor’s Office Manager
  • Samara Pinto — Communications Associate

Additional staff announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

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