He became New York City’s longest serving mayoral spokesman and now Stu Loeser is moving on.
Loeser became press secretary in January of 2006.
Some might call him the mayor’s filter and Bloomberg said Loeser kept him out of more trouble than he got him out of.
“Is it good to lose him? No,” said Bloomberg. “I am not happy that Stu is going off to start a career in the private sector although I’m sympathetic.”
Loeser is off to start his own corporate communications company and said his inspiration is the man whose image he’s helped shape these six years.
“Stu made a big difference in this city,” Bloomberg said with a smile. “But you know, the cemeteries are full of irreplaceable people at the mayor level and at the press secretary level.”
Marc La Vorgna, who joined the mayor’s office in 2008 after stints with the Port Authority, New Jersey Department of Transportation, and Rep. Bill Pascrell, will succeed Loeser.