Senator Gustavo Rivera Hires New Chief of Staff


Bronx, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D – Bronx) has promoted Ms. Katrina Asante, who has been working in his office since 2011, to the role of Chief of Staff.  Ms. Meghan Lynch, who served as Senator Rivera’s Chief of Staff for over a year and a half, is moving on to New York Academy of Medicine.

“Whether it was during her time as a Community Affairs Representative or as Deputy Chief of Staff, Katrina has been an invaluable member of my team.  She has demonstrated a true commitment to the communities we serve and is constantly working to improve the lives of hard working Bronx residents,” said Senator Rivera. “I am extremely excited to have Katrina take on this new role in my staff. Her deep knowledge of this district and her background in social services will be a tremendous asset to my office.”

“As a lifelong Bronx resident, I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue working along with Senator Rivera on the issues that are important to the communities we both serve, such as expanding and improving affordable housing and reducing unemployment,” said Katrina Asante. “I am very happy to lead Senator Rivera’s team in serving our constituents and in our efforts to build a better and stronger Bronx every single day.”

Before being promoted to Chief of Staff, Katrina Asante served as Senator Rivera’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Community Affairs Representative. Prior to working for Senator Rivera, Katrina worked at the Administration for Children’s Services as a Child Protective Specialist. Katrina also has a Master in Public Administration from the Metropolitan College of New York.

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