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Mayor Bowser Announces Key Appointments

Thursday, November 8, 2018

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a series of appointments in her Administration:

Reverend Thomas L. Bowen, to be Interim Director of the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs.
Mr. Bowen currently holds an appointment as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs, to which he shall remain duly appointed. Mr. Bowen has dedicated much of his life to serving the faith community including his role as the Director of Office of Religious Affairs in the Executive Office of the Mayor. In addition to his current role, Mr. Bowen has held several positions in the advocacy and nonprofit communities including Senior Religious Advocate for the Children’s Defense Fund and Senior Field Organizer for its Black Community Crusade for Children, Project Coordinator for the Urban Child Research Center, and more. Mr. Bowen is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Keith Anderson, to be Acting Director of the District Department of General Services.
Mr. Anderson has had a wealth of experience leading District agencies, including 12 years at the District Department of Environment (now Department of Energy & Environment, DOEE) where he served in many positions, including Director. He most recently served as Director for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Prior to his tenure at DDOE, Mr. Anderson served as a senior budget analyst for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). Mr. Anderson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Hampton University in Virginia.

Greer Gillis, to be a member of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission.
Ms. Gillis is a senior professional engineer and project manager with more than 20 years of leadership experience in transportation planning, logistics and utilities, who has led several large-scale infrastructural projects with regional jurisdictions. Previously, Ms. Gillis served as the Director of the District’s Department of General Services (DGS). Prior to her role at DGS, Ms. Gillis served as the Deputy Chief Engineer and Deputy Director for the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT). Additionally, Ms. Gillis was the transportation lead for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Ms. Gillis holds a Master of Science in civil engineering with a concentration in transportation, and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga.

Willie L. Phillips as Chairman of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission.
Mr. Phillips has served as a member of the Public Service Commission since 2014, and is an experienced regulatory attorney combining over a decade of legal expertise with an extensive background in the areas of public utility regulation, bulk power system reliability, and corporate governance. Commissioner Phillips has a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montevallo. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and Alabama State Bar Association.

Delano Hunter, as Interim Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
As the Director of Serve DC since 2015, Mr. Hunter has successfully led the Bowser Administration’s effort to engage and increase volunteerism across the District of Columbia. Mr. Hunter was appointed in December 2015 as Chief Service Officer for the District of Columbia. Mr. Hunter also worked for Nike Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, as a member of the Retail Development Program. Mr. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Delaware, and studied abroad in Europe and Africa. He received his Masters of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business.

Andrew Trueblood, as Interim Director of the DC Office of Planning.
Mr. Trueblood has nearly 15 years of public service in the District Columbia and federal government, including work at the DC Housing Authority and the US Department of Treasury. He most recently served as Chief as Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Mr. Trueblood is an alumnus of both Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Master of City Planning and Princeton University where he completed his undergraduate studies.

Kathryn Roos, as Interim Director of the District’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships.
Ms. Roos is currently the manager of public-private partnerships and streetlights for the District Department of Transportation. Before joining the District, Ms. Roos spent four years as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Ms. Roos brings a wealth of experience in city management, leadership and team building. A trained architect, Ms. Roos also has experience in building design, construction and financing.