NYC Department of Correction names new diversity officer

Lynelle Maginley-Liddie will spearhead policymaking efforts for the agency's Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises programs


By Chelsia Rose Marcius
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The city’s Correction Department has named a new chief diversity officer, officials announced on Friday.

Senior Deputy Commissioner and Chief Diversity Officer Lynelle Maginley-Liddie — a six-year veteran who previously led the agency’s litigation unit — will spearhead policymaking efforts for the agency’s Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises programs.

“Lynelle Maginley-Liddie is a phenomenal leader and dedicated civil servant who represents the best of this Department,” Department of Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann said in a statement.

“I have relied upon Ms. Maginley-Liddie’s counsel time and again, and I look forward to working with her in her new role as we continue to shape the future of the agency,” she added.

Maginley-Liddie, who has counseled the agency’s leadership team, has also recently helped lead the department’s on-site vaccination rollout.

“[I] pledge to work tirelessly to support our hardworking staff, and those entrusted to our care, by building upon the very best of this Department and creating practices that set the standard for correctional care,” Maginley-Liddie said.

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