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D.C.'s Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has named a key member of the Fenty administration to his cabinet. Allen Lew will become the city administrator when Gray takes over in January.

Lew has had a hand in some of D.C.'s biggest public works projects. He oversaw construction of the Convention Center as well as the Nationals Ballpark. Most recently, he was in charge of modernizing school facilities.

As city administrator, Lew's main task, as Gray puts it, will be to make sure "the trains run on time," and Lew says he'll approach the job like he has all others.

"I like lean operations, I like efficient operations, I like thin bureaucracies, and we're going to work to parlay some of my style into...the way we administer services for this city," Lew says.

Gray also named Gerri Mason Hall, a Sodexo executive, as his chief of staff. They are the first two people named to the new administration.

Video of the announcement from GrayTransition2010.org:

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