NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Michael Drulis has been named acting city administrator and acting finance director, now that longtime city employee Daniel Torrisi has retired, the city has announced.

Over a 30-year career, Torrisi oversaw multiple departments and divisions,  including aide to Mayor Jim Cahill, assistant to the administrator, maintenance superintendent and municipal clerk. He was appointed city administrator in 2019.

Finance Director Douglas Petix has also retired following a 24-year career of service to the City of New Brunswick as director of finance and chief financial officer.

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Prior to joining the City, Petix served in finance for Middlesex County.

Torrisi and Petix's last days were June 30.

Drulis was hired as public information officer and then served as management specialist before becoming assistant buisiness administrator in 2019. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Finance from Rutgers University.

Prior to working in the administrator’s office, Drulis worked in the Office of The Mayor, the department of planning, community and economic development and the finance department. He will earn $146,000 annually.

Joining the City of New Brunswick management team as chief financial officer is Richard Mulrine.

Mulrine began his career in Hamilton Township in 2002 in its personnel department. In 2008, he rose to payroll supervisor and became the assistant director of finance in 2014.

He will earn $127,000 annually.