JERSEY CITY, NJ - Brian Platt, business administrator in Jersey City since 2018, will be moving on to take up a similar position in Kansas City.
While the move comes as something of a surprise to many, Mayor Steven Fulop confirmed the move saying that “I’m very happy for Brian Platt being as he has been a key part of my team but am sad to see him go also- he was a key part of my team.”
Platt was the youngest person to serve as business administrator in Jersey City history and has won a number of awards while serving in various positions in Jersey City. In 2019, Platt was ranked number 2 for the 2019 Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) Traeger Award.
As business administrator, Platt represented the administration and the mayor during council meetings and caucuses, reporting directly to Fulop. Prior to his appointment to business administrator in 2018, Platt was Jersey City’s first chief innovation officer.
Before working for the city, Platt was employed by McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm.
“I know Kansas City is making a great choice with Brian, and all a person has to do to validate Kansas City’s decision is look at Brian’s track record here in Jersey City, helping us lead one of the best city renaissance stories in the country,” Fulop said. “I know he will do great things in Kansas City.”
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