Jim Cavanaugh Named Yonkers Industrial Development Agency’s New President & CEO

Real Estate In-Depth | May 10, 2021

Jim Cavanaugh

City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced on April 28 a series of senior-level personnel changes in his Administration, including the appointment of Deputy Mayor Jim Cavanaugh as the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency’s new President & CEO, which is a part-time position. Cavanaugh will be replaced by current Yonkers Parks, Recreation & Conservation Commissioner Anthony Landi, to serve as Deputy Mayor.

“Jim has served our residents and city well over the last three years as Deputy Mayor, spearheading many of our most transformative initiatives,” said Mayor Spano. “His transition to the Yonkers IDA will be seamless and I look forward to work with him in his new part-time role, and together, continue to move Yonkers forward.”

With Cavanaugh’s departure, Landi will transition to his new role in the Spano Administration, joining Steve Levy as the city’s other Deputy Mayor. Landi has served as the City’s Parks, Recreation & Conservation Commissioner since 2016. Steve Sansone will move up as Commissioner of the Yonkers Parks Department, with Recreation Supervisor Lisa McKay-Harris now to serve as the Department’s Deputy Commissioner. Sansone and McKay-Harris collectively bring more than 40 years of parks and recreation experience to the department.