Edward Skyler joined Citi as Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs in May 2010. Mr. Skyler leads external and internal communications, government affairs, branding, corporate sponsorship and the Citi Foundation and shares leadership of Investor Relations. He is charged with ensuring that Citi's global dialogues with the public, governments and investors are effective and consistent.
Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Skyler served as a member of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's administration from 2002 to 2010, rising to the position of Deputy Mayor for Operations for the City of New York. In that capacity, he oversaw the performance of the City's main operational agencies and served as a top budget, legislative, and labor negotiator. Mr. Skyler oversaw four consecutive balanced and on-time City budgets; negotiated legislation to reform lobbying and "pay-to-play" practices; and spearheaded critical initiatives such as the overhaul of the City's 911 system and its sustainability agenda.
Before he was appointed Deputy Mayor for Operations, he served as Press Secretary and Communications Director during Mayor Bloomberg's first term. He managed all communications operations, including media relations and speechwriting. Prior to joining the Bloomberg Administration, he worked in the Corporate Communications group of Bloomberg LP. He also served as Deputy Press Secretary to Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Public Information Director at the Department of Parks & Recreation.
Mr. Skyler is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law, which he attended at night. A member of the New York State Bar Association, he has been honored by many civic organizations, including the Association for a Better New York. Mr. Skyler serves as a Trustee for the Citizens' Budget Commission, co-chairs the YMCA of Greater New York's Strong Kids Campaign, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund.