Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday announced the appointments of Andre Ford as director of Labor Relations and Andy Carlos Toledo as project manager of Legislative Affairs.
Ford replaces Eric Amado, the city’s personnel director, who had that role in an acting capacity. Amado is helming the national search for a new chief of police. Toledo follows Constance Vickers who resigned recently to accept a position with Park City Wind.
Ford comes to Bridgeport after serving as labor relations director for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He has more than a decade of experience in human resources and labor relations according to his LinkedIn page. Ford will start his new job on June 27.
Toledo will represent the Mayor’s Office to shepherd the city’s legislative agenda with state, local and federal government affairs. He served as community engagement specialist for New York City Civic Engagement Commission along with the Office of Bronx Borough President’s Office. He will start his new city position June 6, 2022.
“I am pleased to welcome Andre and Andy to our administration,” said Ganim in a news release. “Both roles in Labor and Legislation are critical in the success of our city’s government operations. Andre and Andy are both skilled in curating strong relationships and developing data assessments in order to seek benefits and positive outcomes in their respective roles.”
The news release did not disclose the starting salaries of the two new hires. The mid range salary for director of Labor Relations is roughly $135,000, according to the city salary grid set annually by the City Council. For project managers it’s about $95,000.