alicia Glen


Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen leads the administration’s efforts to grow and diversify New York City’s economy, invest in emerging industries across the 5 boroughs, build a new generation of affordable housing, and help New Yorkers secure good-paying jobs that can support a family. With more than 20 City agencies or authorities under her purview, Glen’s portfolio includes: City Planning; Parks and Recreation; Economic Development; Consumer Affairs; Media and Entertainment; Small Business Services, Cultural Affairs: the Housing Development Corporation; the Department of Housing Preservation and Development; the Landmarks Preservation Commission; and NYC & Co.

Cumulatively, she oversees and has responsibility for more than 50,000 employees, a capital budget of over $30bn, and annual operating budgets of $5bn. Under her leadership, the City has successfully undertaken the most comprehensive affordable housing program in the nation’s history; re-zoned Greater East Midtown to grow and modernize the City’s premier office district; launched the first citywide ferry service; and made strategic investments to support the advanced manufacturing, media and entertainment, fashion/design, Life Sciences and tech ecosystems.

The Deputy Mayor also leads the nationally recognized Tech Talent Pipeline and WE-NYC initiatives, designed to prepare underserved New Yorkers and women to thrive in the modern innovation economy. Recently, the Deputy Mayor led the successful negotiations to bring Amazon HQ2 to New York City and launched, the nation’s first municipal platform to offer information, services and products to empower women.In both 2015 and 2017, she was named #1 on the Crain’s New York Business “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” list and has received many other honors relating to her work as Deputy Mayor.

Prior to joining the de Blasio administration, Glen served as the Head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG) at Goldman Sachs, which provides capital to entrepreneurs and developers in underserved urban communities, and co-led the firm’s 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Under her leadership, UIG spurred more than $5 billion of mixed-use, residential, commercial and institutional development in New York and other cities and structured and financed some of the most innovative public-private partnerships in the country, including: the first domestic Social Impact Bond, New York City's "Citi Bike", Newark’s “Teachers Village”, the New York Healthy Food and Communities Fund, and the expansion of modern manufacturing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. From 1998 to 2002, Glen served as the Assistant Commissioner for Housing Finance at the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development. Prior to joining HPD, Ms. Glen was an attorney in the Real Estate practices at Fulbright & Jaworski and at Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein (now Manatt, Phelps and Phillips).
Glen was a 2010 David Rockefeller Fellow and has served on numerous boards, including: Enterprise Community Partners, the Fund for New York City Public Schools and the Citizens Budget Commission. Ms. Glen has also been an adjunct professor at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Architecture, Planning and Design, and the Columbia Business School.
Ms. Glen lives with her husband and two daughters on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia Law School.