YONKERS — Mayor Mike Spano has named banker Jesus Antonio Lopez as the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency’s new chief fiscal officer.
The job previously was held by Melvina Carter, whom the mayor elevated to YIDA president and CEO in April.
Lopez, of Yonkers, earned a master’s degree in management from NYU’s Polytechnic Institute and has 18 years of professional experience in the banking industry, Spano said Monday. Lopez most recently worked as a senior relationship manager for Citibank and before that was a vice president for JPMorgan Chase.
Lopez is “perfectly suited to help the YIDA encourage economic development and housing opportunities in Yonkers,” Spano said. “As the economy recovers, we want Yonkers to lead the way in attracting investment and jobs to the city.”
Last week, Spano announced two other appointees to city boards: Pauline Galvin, a veteran attorney from Yonkers, who will serve a six-year term on the Yonkers Civil Service Commission; and Michael Carriere, a representative of District Council 9 and vice president of the Central Labor Council NYS AFL-CIO, who will serve a two-year term on the Yonkers Workforce Investment Board.