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Two Longtime City Managers Retire from Key Municipal Positions Effective July 1

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (July 10, 2020) – Two key departments in the City of New Brunswick are now under new management following the retirements of a pair of longtime public servants.

Former City Administrator Daniel A. Torrisi has retired from the position following a distinguished career of nearly 30 years where he oversaw multiple departments and divisions including Aide to Mayor Jim Cahill, Assistant to the Administrator, Maintenance Superintendent and Municipal Clerk. He was appointed City Administrator in 2019.

Former Finance Director Douglas A. Petix has also retired following a 24-year career of service to the City of New Brunswick as Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the City, Mr. Petix served in Finance for Middlesex County.

Both retirements became effective on July 1 2020.

Following the retirement announcement of Mr. Torrisi, Assistant Business Administrator Michael K. Drulis has been named Acting City Administrator and Acting Finance Director. Mr. Drulis was hired as Public Information Officer and then served as Management Specialist before becoming Assistant Business Administrator in 2019. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Finance from Rutgers University. Prior to working in the Administrator’s Office, Mr. Drulis worked in the Office of The Mayor, the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development and the Finance Department. He will earn $146,000 annually.

Joining the City of New Brunswick management team as Chief Financial Officer is Richard Mulrine. Mr. Mulrine began his career in Hamilton Township in 2002 in the Township’s Personnel Department. In 2008 he rose to Payroll Supervisor and became the Assistant Director of Finance in 2014. He will earn $127,000 annually.