FLUSHING, N.Y – Haeda Mihaltses was appointed by The New York Mets to the newly created position of Executive Director, External Affairs. She will be the organization’s main liaison with city, state and federal officials and oversee relations with community stakeholders.
Her first day on the job will be March 3.
Mihaltses was Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s as Director, Intergovernmental Affairs and as a key member of the Mayor’s senior executive management team for 12 years. She coordinated the City’s relationship with the Federal government, New York State government and City government.
Appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to oversee the City’s Hurricane Sandy relief effort on Staten Island, the New York native and Queens resident spent three months on Staten Island coordinating overall community recovery including debris removal, housing, food and water distribution and small business services.
Prior to the Mayor’s Office, Mihaltses spent 15 years with the New York City Council’s Finance Division, in a variety of roles ultimately serving as Director where she successfully led negotiations for adopting the budget for the City.
Mihaltses also serves on the Queens Borough Public Library’s Board of Trustees and is the Board Chairperson at St. Michael’s Home for the Elderly in Yonkers, and a National Board Member of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Ladies Philoptochos Society.
Mihaltses graduated from Fordham University with a Masters in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Public Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics.
Mihaltses and her husband George reside in Bayside, Queens.