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Managing Director's Office

Improving the performance and progress of the City’s operating departments.

Managing Director’s Office

What we do

The Managing Director’s Office (MDO) is a cabinet-level office with oversight of the City’s operating departments. The MDO works with these departments to:

  • Create and successfully enact new policies.
  • Deliver efficient, effective, and responsive public services.
  • Implement the mayor’s vision.

The MDO oversees departments in five clusters:

The office also provides strategic oversight and support for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Fire Department, Department of Prisons, Department of Licenses and Inspections, Office of Emergency Management, Opioid Response Unit, and Police Advisory Commission.

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Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1430
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Leadership

Tumar Alexander
Tumar Alexander
Managing Director

Tumar Alexander, managing director for the City of Philadelphia, is responsible for overseeing the City of Philadelphia’s daily operations, implementing the mayor’s vision, and delivering efficient, effective, and responsive public services in every neighborhood in Philadelphia. Alexander is a seasoned public servant who has worked for the City for nearly twenty years across three mayoral administrations. He has worked in various operations, policy, legislative, and external affairs roles.

Most recently before being appointed managing director, Alexander was named first deputy managing director in January 2019 and director of legislative and external affairs for the MDO in January 2016. He is a lifelong Philadelphian and a proud North Philadelphian.

Vanessa Garrett Harley
Vanessa Garrett Harley, Esq.
First Deputy Managing Director
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Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Erica Atwood Senior Director for Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Michael Carroll Deputy Managing Director for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
Eva Gladstein Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services
Mary Horstmann Senior Director of Policy and Initiatives
Joanna Otero-Cruz Deputy Managing Director for Community Services
Aubrey C. Powers Chief of Staff
David G. Wilson Deputy Managing Director for General Services, Arts, and Events
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