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Mayor-Elect Schor Announces the Executive Management Team for 2018

December 11, 2017

The following individuals will serve as Department Directors for the Departments of Lansing City government:

- Jim Smiertka, City Attorney
- Brian McGrain, Economic Development and Planning Department
- Angela Bennett, Finance Department
- Randall Talifarro, Fire Department (Shared with East Lansing)
- Linda Sanchez Gazella, Human Resources Department
- Joan Jackson Johnson, Human Services and Community Services Department
- Collin Boyce, Information Technology Department
- Andrea Crawford, Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement Department (New Department)
- Brett Kashinske, Parks Department
- Michael Yankowski, Police Department
- Andrew Kilpatrick, Public Services Department
- Tammy Good, Treasurer Department

“I’m excited for this team - an experienced group of individuals who share my passion and vision for the City of Lansing,” said Schor. “There is a lot of work to be done, and this team will be critical to ensuring success for Lansing’s future.”

Schor brings four new department directors to Lansing City Government. They are:
Linda Sanchez Gazella, who served as Chief of Staff to former Mayor Tony Benavides, will return to City Hall to join the Schor team as Director of Human Resources. Gazella is currently the Executive Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties (RSVP). Prior to working for RSVP she worked as a Community Outreach, Program Specialist for the Lansing School District and as the Mayor’s Youth, Family and Education Specialist for former Mayor David Hollister. Her bi-cultural background and focus on community has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities such as with Hospice of Greater Lansing and the Lansing Police Commission. Linda holds a Business Administration degree with a major in Management from Northwood University.

The City’s transportation engineer, Andrew Kilpatrick, will be promoted to Public Service Director. During Kilpatrick’s 19 years with the City he has managed traffic engineering, parking operat