Emergency Manger Kevyn Orr named Detroit-based business owner and former restructuring executive Stacy Fox as deputy emergency manager for the City of Detroit.
Fox will join Orr’s restructuring team and brings a background of municipal leadership with her.
Fox, a founder of the Detroit-based Roxbury Group, will serve as Deputy Emergency Manager overseeing city operations and will serve also as Chief of Staff. Among these responsibilities, she will head-up transition efforts with the incoming mayoral administration following next month’s election.
Fox has stepped down from her role at Roxbury in accepting this position and has resigned her of-counsel status with the Detroit office of Foley & Lardner, LP. Shani Penn, Orr’s current Chief of Staff, has accepted a new position in the Office of Governor Rick Snyder as Senior Strategy Advisor where she will handle special projects and advise the Executive Office leadership on Southeast Michigan issues and initiatives.
"Stacy brings an unparalleled level of executive and municipal leadership to the City of Detroit and I am excited she has agreed to help lead the city’s restructuring at this historic time," Orr said. "Stacy is committed to improving basic services for residents and charting a path that will lead to a stronger and more vibrant Detroit. I also want to thank Shani Penn for her committed leadership to the city and congratulate her on her new position. Shani will continue to be a key leader for the city serving as an adviser to Governor Snyder and his team, and helping coordinate continuing investment in the region. I look forward to working with Shani in her new role."
Fox will receive an annual salary of $175,000 but will not receive benefits. Her appointment is effective immediately.