Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde Confirmed as Director of Regulatory Services
Unanimously confirmed, new director brings 15 years of experience in public and private sectors
“In Nuria Rivera–Vandermyde, Regulatory Services will have a strong new leader who comes with great experience and broad support. She takes over this critically important department after a period of great introspection and a targeted reorganization of Regulatory Services and CPED that is already yielding good results. I’m excited about her leadership and look forward to her joining our team,” Mayor Rybak said.
City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, chair of the Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee, added, “I want to thank Assistant City Coordinator Jay Stroebel for his terrific leadership of Regulatory Services over these past several months. I also want to thank the department’s employees, who have continued to do their important work under Jay’s leadership while waiting for a new director. They, and we, are excited for Ms. Rivera–Vandermyde’s leadership.”
Ms. Rivera–Vandermyde will start as director of Regulatory Services on May 29.
Nuria 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.
Published May. 24, 2013