The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC), a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to keeping its eyes on the finances and services of New York City and State, announced that Public and Urban Policy alumnus Andrew Rein will become its next president in January.

Andrew has held numerous positions inside and outside government including Senior Vice President at EmblemHealth and NYU Lutheran, Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control, and Chief Operating Officer/Executive Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the NYC Schools Chancellor and Associate Director of the NYC Independent Budget Office. He began his professional career as Associate Research Director at CBC where he served from 1993-99 and has resumed playing an active role in CBC research and policy development as a consultant over the last two years.  He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Tufts University and a Master’s Degree from Milano.

“Andrew’s work at so many different levels of government and in a variety of areas, from finance, to health care, to education gives him an extraordinary breadth of experience that will serve CBC well,” said current CBC President Carol Kellermann in a statement.

Read the announcement that Andrew Rein will succeed Carol Kellermann as CBC president in Crain’s New York Business: Budget watchdog taps health exec as new president