Cecilia Loving, an attorney who currently oversees six legal units within the FDNY, has been tapped to take over the court-mandated position, the Daily News has learned.
Loving, a longtime city employee who previously worked with the Commission on Human Rights, is already transitioning into her new role, the city said.
“Ms. Loving brings more than 30 years of experience as an attorney and leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives to this role,” the city Law Department wrote in a March 31 letter to Brooklyn Judge Nicholas Garaufis informing him of the choice.
He held the position for six months until Loving was named in March.
Loving has a background as an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor, according to the letter sent to Garafuis by the city’s corporation counsel.
“(She) has served as a leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives, including ... creating a calendar of conferences, job fairs, workshops, and panels, providing programs to train law students of color in bar exam-taking tutorials, and mentoring law students and lawyers,” the letter said.
The FDNY did not immediately comment on Loving’s appointment.
Vulcan Society President Regina Wilson said Loving was a relatively new member of the FDNY, having joined last year.
“I look forward to finding out what her abilities are and whether or not we’ll be able to help the department be more diverse and inclusive,” she said.
“The Vulcan Society is always willing to work with the department and we hope this will be a positive move for change,” Wilson added.