David Gershwin has been chief of staff to Council President Eric Garcetti since 2005. He is leaving to be a vice president of Cerrell and Associates. Ana Guerrero moves up from deputy to get the big job in the CD13 council office. Release after the jump:
GARCETTI ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF OF STAFF
Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti today announced the departure Chief of Staff David Gershwin and the appointment of Ana Guerrero as Gershwin’s replacement.
“David Gershwin has been an outstanding Chief of Staff, and I appreciate the advice and counsel he has provided over the years. I want to thank him for his service to the 13th Council District and the City of Los Angeles,” said Garcetti. “I am very pleased that Ana Guerrero has agreed to serve as my Chief of Staff. Ana has been an important part of my staff from day one, and I am confident that her leadership and experience will help ensure a smooth transition for our office and the people we serve.”
Gershwin was appointed as Garcetti’s Chief of Staff in January 2006. He will become Vice President at the Los Angeles-based public affairs firm Cerrell Associates where he will consult on issues management, government relations, and communications strategy.
Guerrero is currently Garcetti’s Deputy Chief of Staff and has previously served as District Director. She was instrumental in establishing major Garcetti projects and initiatives including his anti-graffiti program and the Garcetti Leadership Academy, which has trained thousands of local residents to access city services to improvetheir communities. Prior to joining Garcetti’s staff, Guerrero was a community organizer for the United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO) in East Los Angeles, the Sonoma County Organizing Project, and the Center for Community Change.