EDC’s McDonald a Leading Candidate for DOT Commissioner

From today’s Crain’s Insider:

Insiders say Joan McDonald, senior vice president of transportation for the city’s Economic Development Corp., is the leading candidate to replace Iris Weinshall as transportation commissioner. McDonald has a broad resume, having worked for Jacobs Engineering Group, the city Department of Transportation, the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s office would not comment on her candidacy. Weinshall is leaving the job in mid-April to take a vice chancellor’s post at CUNY.

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