Less than a week after firing its longtime head William Rapfogel amid a criminal probe, The Metropolitan Council announced Sunday that David M. Frankel will take over the post as Executive Director and CEO.
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After leaving his post as Commissioner of the Department of Finance for the city of New York, a title he has held since 2009, Frankel will officially join the Met Council on September 30.
“Met Council’s work has improved the lives of many thousands of New York’s neediest people for more than 40 years, and I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead such a respected and vital institution,” Frankel said in a press release from the organization.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has worked closely with Frankel, said of him: “Always willing to make the tough decisions and never afraid to try innovative new solutions to stubborn old challenges, David is a leader any organization would be lucky to have.”