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Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs

Leticia Theodore-Greene is a communications professional with years of media, policy, and governmental experience.

In July 2011, Ms. Theodore-Greene was appointed to serve as Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating all media relations regarding Division activities, public outreach and education, community and intergovernmental relations, and legislative advocacy.

Prior to joining the Division, Ms. Theodore-Greene was vice president of public affairs at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, she was responsible for managing and directing the organization’s public, media, government relations and marketing activities. She served as staff liaison to the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, and spearheaded the creation of the organization’s local and federal legislative agendas and coordinated advocacy efforts. Before her work with the Brooklyn Chamber she served at a Senior Press Officer for the New York City Council and, prior to this she spent years as a journalist working for media outlets including ABC Radio Networks, WNYC-New York Public Radio and contributed regularly to NPR.

Ms. Theodore-Greene holds a BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York and a MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.