De Blasio Appoints Cynthia López ’89, Fourth Hunter Alum Chosen to Lead City Agency
Cynthia López is introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the new commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
On April 18, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his appointment of Cynthia López '89 as the new commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.
"Cynthia has the experience and understands how the industry works in the city, and as commissioner, she will lead the administration's efforts to continue keeping New York City a top filming destination—while opening up the industry to New Yorkers from all five boroughs," de Blasio said.
Along with Tom Finkelpearl (MA '83), commissioner of Cultural Affairs; Mitchell J. Silver (MUP '93), commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation; and Donna Corrado (Hunter/CUNY Graduate Center DSW ‘13), commissioner of the Department for the Aging, López is the fourth Hunter alum to be named a city commissioner by the mayor.
López had been executive vice president and co-executive producer of the critically acclaimed documentary series POV. She is also a trustee and founding chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and serves on the board of directors for Latino Public Broadcasting.
"New York City is a thriving center of production and home to thousands of creative professionals who contribute to the film and television industries —and I look forward to leading the administration's efforts to drive more film production to New York," said López.