Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen leads the administration's efforts to grow and diversify New York City's economy, invest in emerging industries across the five boroughs, build a new generation of affordable housing, and help New Yorkers secure good-paying jobs that can support a family.
Ms. Glen began her career as a junior aide to then-Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins. After completing law school, she worked for Brooklyn Legal Services, where she advocated on behalf of low-income tenants and families in need of free legal counsel.
Glen served as the Assistant Commissioner for Housing Finance at the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development from 1998 to 2002, where she was responsible for financing the rehabilitation and construction of thousands of units of market, moderate and low-income units as well as overseeing the City's supportive housing, tax credit and tax incentive programs. Prior to joining HPD, Ms. Glen was an associate attorney at Fulbright & Jaworski and at Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein.
Most recently, Glen served as the Head of the Urban Investment Group (UIG) at Goldman Sachs, which provides capital to underserved urban communities. Additionally, she was a member of the Diverse Business Engagement Committee, the GSBank USA Management Committee, and co-led the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Under her leadership, UIG spurred more than $5 billion of development across dozens of residential, mixed-use and commercial projects in New York and other cities. UIG also structured and financed some of the most innovative public-private partnerships in the country, catalyzing job creation and neighborhood revitalization strategies like the $40mm New York Healthy Food and Healthy Communities Fund, New York City's "Citi Bike", and the expansion of modern manufacturing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Glen was a 2010 David Rockefeller Fellow and served on the boards of the Fund for NYC Public Schools, Enterprise Community Partners, the Bowery Residents Committee, the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, the NYU Institute for Affordable Housing, and was a Trustee of 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.
Glen is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia Law School.