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Neil O. Albert
Appointment as Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
November 13, 2006




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Neil O. Albert
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Neil Albert will join the Fenty Administration as the District of Columbia's deputy mayor for Planning and Economic Development, bringing an extensive record of public service with him.

Neil Albert is founding president and CEO of EdBuild, an educational services firm working to increase the number of high-performing schools in Washington, D.C. Before serving as EdBuild's CEO, Albert served the residents of the District of Columbia as deputy mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders and director of DC Parks and Recreation, following short terms as deputy director for operations and interim director of the agency. Albert has held public sector executive management positions for more than 15 years.

As deputy mayor, Albert developed partnerships with community and faith-based organizations, corporations and other District agencies to coordinate services in support of youth and families; increasing resources for homeless and early childhood services and developing the framework for the District's youth development strategy.

As director of Parks and Recreation, Albert effectively served the District of Columbia residents and brought his knowledge, experience, stability and credibility to the department after years of low morale, crumbling infrastructure and low performance. Albert was responsible for the largest number of new facilities in the history of the District of Columbia including 17 recreation centers, 7 parks, 11 swimming pools, 58 playgrounds, 24 ball fields, 40 tennis and basketball courts.

Albert served as a member of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission working to improve neighborhood recreation and sports programs. In this role, he fostered an environment of accountability and a focus on results that has changed the way that government services are delivered, and has raised the expectations of District residents from infants to senior citizens. He strengthened youth and social service programs and achieved top national certification for all 21 child care centers under his control.

Before his public service in Washington, D.C., Albert served for five years as the director of Nonprofit Assistance Programs for the Fund of the City of New York where he led that foundation's management consulting practice to New York City nonprofit agencies. Albert also served as director of contract agency finance for the New York City Department of Youth Services, where he was responsible for managing the financial, accounting and technical assistance functions required for the disbursement of more than $64 million in city and state funds to more than 800 grantees.

Albert holds a master of business administration in finance from the New York Institute of Technology and is involved in many social issues through membership on the boards of nonprofit organization and through his volunteer work.

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