Mayor-Elect Walsh Attracts Management Consulting Executive to Return to Syracuse as Director of Administration

Mayor-elect Walsh Taps Christine Elliott of Deloitte Consulting to Top Position

Guiding Finance, Budgets, Information Technology and Assessment

Syracuse, NY (Dec. 26, 2017) – Syracuse Mayor-elect Ben Walsh announced the appointment of Christine Elliott, who previously led 40 Below before moving on to a successful career with one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, to be director of administration for the city of Syracuse. Elliott will return to Syracuse from Alexandria, Va., where she has worked with Deloitte Consulting since 2011.

As the director of administration, Elliott will serve as a senior member of the Mayor’s leadership team. She will manage and oversee administrative functions, including Management and Budget, Finance, Information Technology, and Assessment. In addition, Elliott will take on special projects focused on increasing operational and administrative efficiencies.

“Christie is an example of the best and brightest coming home to Syracuse to help our city succeed. Her experience advising foreign and domestic governments and major companies gives her unique perspective and unmatched qualifications for this role,” Walsh said. “I know she’ll help us find creative solutions to use our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible for the people of the city.”

In her work as a management consultant, Elliott has advised U.S. government security and financial agencies on IT and financial matters; a Fortune 100 company on development of their global growth strategy; and a national philanthropic organization regarding city resiliency initiatives. As a Deloitte Innovation Fellow, she authored a report for government clients on opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction based on economic, social, and consumption trends of the Millennial generation.

“I wholeheartedly believe in the ability of government to meaningfully and positively impact people’s lives,” Elliott said. “I know there is much rewarding and difficult work ahead, and I’m incredibly excited and honored to be serving Mayor-elect Walsh and the citizens of Syracuse in this capacity.”

Before joining Deloitte Consulting, Elliott served as the sole staff person for the Syracuse-based not-for-profit 40 Below, and oversaw a portfolio in Talent Initiatives for the Metropolitan Development Association (now CenterState CEO). She has expertise managing large teams in complex environments, including experience delivering global growth strategies, and strategic planning and business transformation services.

Elliott holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.