Mayor Rybak Nominates Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde as Director of Regulatory Services
Nominee brings 15 years of executive experience in compliance and regulation in public and private sectors
May 1, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has nominated Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde to be the next director of the Department of Regulatory Services for the City of Minneapolis.
Ms. Rivera-Vandermyde brings 15 years of executive experience in compliance and regulation in both the public and private sectors. She is currently founding partner and president of Indigo Enterprises, a Minnesota-based consulting firm that specializes in judicial and regulatory compliance, as well in environmental codes and statutes.
For nearly 10 years, Ms. Rivera-Vandermyde worked in various roles with the government of Puerto Rico and plaintiffs to comply with federal-court orders to improve and reform the delivery of healthcare in the Puerto Rican correctional system, as part of resolving one of the longest-standing class-action lawsuits in the United States. During that period, she served for five years as CEO and board president of the private, non-profit entity that was created by court agreement to transition the provision of correctional healthcare away from the government of Puerto Rico, which had chronically failed to comply with court orders to improve the system.
Ms. Rivera-Vandermyde, who has a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from New York University, has also worked as an attorney in private practice in Boston. She has been a resident of Minnesota since 2006 and is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, among other affiliations.
“We are privileged to have found such a seasoned leader with a proven ability to lead organizations successfully through very complex challenges. I believe she will be effective both in City Hall and with our communities,” Mayor Rybak says.
"I'm honored to be nominated by Mayor Rybak for the position of Director of Regulatory Services and am excited to join such a committed team of professionals whose hard work helps to ensure our communities remain a vibrant and safe place to live, work and raise our families. I look forward to serving this growing and diverse community, and aim to increase our outreach and communication efforts with residents, businesses and neighborhoods throughout the entire city of Minneapolis."
Mayor Rybak’s nomination of Ms. Rivera-Vandermyde’s at the City’s Executive Committee meeting today is subject to a public hearing and vote at the City Council’s Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee on May 13, and full Council confirmation on May 24.
Published May. 1, 2013