This morning, City Council Member David Ryu released a statement announcing several changes in his senior staff. The announcement follows the news from last week that his longtime Chief of Staff, Sarah Dusseault, will be leaving the office at the end of the month.
According to Ryu’s statement, Nicholas Greif, Ryu’s current Director of Policy and Legislation, will become the new Chief of Staff following Dusseault’s departure. Other staff changes include:
Estevan Montemayor, currently Ryu’s Director of Communications and External Affairs, has been named Deputy Chief of Staff. He will continue to manage communications and external affairs, as well as oversee special projects.
Catherine Landers, who has served Council District 4 in a number of capacities during Ryu’s tenure, including Senior Field Deputy, will join the senior leadership team as Director of Special Projects. She will manage special projects including park access, homelessness, and housing affordability.
Adeena Bleich will continue to serve in her role as Deputy Chief of Staff, overseeing community relations, operations and process improvement.
Greif, Montemayor, and Landers, who have been with Councilmember Ryu’s team since his first year in office, will assume their new positions on October 1.
“Each member of my leadership team has been with the office since the very beginning, and have all played central roles in guiding our success” Ryu said in his statement. “They have worked together on our biggest legislative achievements and districtwide initiatives, and I am excited to work with them to carry the mission forward.”