Richard J. Schwartz was formerly Senior Advisor to New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. At City Hall, Mr. Schwartz oversaw New York City’s privatization and government reorganization initiatives, including the creation of the City’s Department of Information, Telecommunications and Technology (DoITT). He also directed the City’s $4.2 billion capital construction program and advised the Mayor on education and housing policy. Mr. Schwartz was also responsible for implementing the City’s landmark welfare-to-work program, which has resulted in a reduction of over 500,000 recipients during the program’s lifetime.
Mr. Schwartz has founded numerous organizations including Opportunity America, a welfare-to-work and workforce development consulting company and Clicksafe, an internet filtering technology company. Schwartz is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of City & State Reports. He holds a BA from Columbia University and a Master’s in Public Policy from New York University. He has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.