Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the appointments of Joseph Kearney to serve as Acting Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Dr. Phillip Elliott to serve as Deputy County Executive for Minority Affairs. The County Executive also announced the appointment of Jim Davis to serve as Acting County Assessor.
“These appointments bring decades of public and private sector experience to their respective positions that will be beneficial to the residents of this great county,” said County Executive Mangano. “I am delighted to have these three professionals working on behalf of the residents of Nassau County. Their appointments will help us continue and improve the services we currently provide our residents while helping achieve our goal of providing excellent services at a more affordable rate.”
Joseph Kearney, as Acting Deputy County Executive, will oversee all Nassau County economic development projects. Prior to his appointment as Acting Deputy County Executive for Economic Development, Mr. Kearney served as Executive Director of the Nassau County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and prior as Counsel to the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Keyspan Energy.
Mangano stated: “I welcome Joe to his new position as Acting Deputy County Executive for Economic Development. Joe’s longstanding and distinguished career in both the public and private sectors will enable him to build a strong relationship with Nassau’s business community as well as business from beyond our borders. I am confident Joe will provide a fresh look at the way in which our County operates while also working to foster a better economic climate for job growth and opportunity.”
Dr. Phillip Elliot, as Deputy County Executive, will oversee the Office of Minority Affairs and Coordinated Agency for Spanish Americans (C.A.S.A.). Prior to his appointment as Deputy County Executive for Minority Affairs, Dr. Elliott served as Executive Director of Minority Affairs and prior as CEO for the Antioch Housing Fund Corporation and the Antioch Community Development Corporation.
“I am delighted to announce the promotion of Dr. Phillip Elliott to the position of Deputy County Executive for Minority Affairs. Since joining my administration as Executive Director of the Office of Minority Affairs, Dr. Elliott has been a tireless advocate for the minority community and will serve our residents well.”
Jim Davis, as Acting County Assessor, will oversee the County Assessment Department and implementation of County Executive Mangano’s reforms to the property tax assessment system. Prior to his appointment as Acting County Assessor, Mr. Davis worked in the Nassau County Assessment Department since 1992 and was Deputy Assessor for Administration. Until the search for a full-time assessor is complete, Jim will fill the role based on the recommendation of Transition Team Chairman Gregory Hild.
“Our Assessment Department will benefit from the knowledge and experience Jim gained throughout his years with the County. I am delighted that Jim has accepted my offer to serve as Acting County Assessor until our search for a fulltime assessor is complete.”