Mayor Jane Castor Appoints Carole Wallace Post to Lead Transition
As part of the transition to the administration of the 59th mayor of the City of Tampa, Mayor Jane Castor has appointed Carole Wallace Post to spearhead the efforts. Carole will be tasked with assisting Mayor Jane Castor in organizing planning committees focused on transportation, sustainability & resiliency, construction support and services, workforce development, and affordable housing, while mapping out the strategic execution of the priorities outlined during the campaign. These committees will enable the new administration to quickly assess the most critical needs across a range of stakeholders and identify key recommendations for immediate action.
“We are beyond excited to have someone of this caliber leading our transition,” said City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. “Carole’s extensive experience in both the public and private sector will serve as a compass for my administration. As I’ve said before, this city is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in my lifetime and with our strategic vision and top talent, the sky's the limit.”
“It's an honor to support Mayor Castor as she implements a visionary plan for Tampa’s future. Her tremendous leadership will help to galvanize residents and other stakeholders across Tampa, as well as our city’s talented workforce, to strive for excellence in delivering a road map for success,” said Carole Post.
“As a proud Tampa Bay area native, I look forward to volunteering to serve Mayor Castor and offering my experience in governmental operations and institutional business processes in New York City municipal government and higher education, most recently here at USF Health. I’m grateful for the Mayor's confidence in me, as well as the support from USF President Judy Genshaft and USF Health Senior Vice President and Dean Dr. Charles Lockwood, in these efforts to help ensure the best opportunities and outcomes for our city in the years to come.”
Carole Post is Associate Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of USF Health. She joined the senior leadership team in October 2016 and brings more than 25 years of business, operational, administrative, and legal expertise from high profile positions in the private, public, and non-profit higher education sectors.
A native of the Tampa Bay area, Carole spent nearly 20 years in New York City. Most recently, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at New York Law School. Prior to that she held numerous senior positions in City government under Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani, including being the first woman to serve as Commissioner of the City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
At New York Law School, Carole was responsible for day-to-day operations of a 225,000-square-foot urban campus serving 1,000 students. She led the law school’s strategic initiatives and focused on improving the financial and operational stability of the organization. She led the development of the school’s first comprehensive strategic plan and the publication of an annual Outcomes Report – a highly transparent approach to accountability.
As a New York City Commissioner, she led a 1,200 member staff and managed a $350 million operating budget. She was responsible for dozens of city service modernizations, public-private partnerships, and innovative sourcing agreements.
Before serving as Commissioner, Carole led the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operation, which focused on improving services to the public through increased transparency and accountability. She also served as Executive Director of Strategic planning for the City's Department of Buildings where she was heavily involved in the rebuilding process following the 9/11 attacks.
Prior to joining New York City government, she practiced law in Palm Beach County. During that time, she served as city attorney, as well as acting city manager, for the city of Palm Beach Gardens. Before attending law school, she worked in Tampa at Dun & Bradstreet’s Health Plan Services. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from Seton Hall University. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida.