Lori Ardito

Executive Vice President

Lori is an Executive Vice President with iDEKOgov, bringing three decades of government experience to the firm. Lori oversaw some of New York City’s most transformative public realm projects, and managed a range of premier events and emergency responses—from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to Super Bowl XLVIII events to the New York City Marathon.

Appointed First Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Department of Transportation in 2007 by then-Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Lori was the logistical architect for a 5,000-person agency that closed Broadway to cars through Times Square, built more than 500 miles of bike lanes, established 10 rapid bus routes and the City’s first public plaza program, and launched the nation’s largest bike share system, Citi Bike.

Lori collaborated across all levels of government and private industry to bring complex and large-scale projects to term. She worked with the Mayor’s Office and other City agencies on major initiatives. For example, Lori led the agency’s planning during the run-up to Super Bowl XLVIII and on game day, bringing the game to a cold-weather city for the first time in 2014. Lori managed the creation of the City’s first-ever Street Works Manual, instituting a common playbook for the 11 City departments and numerous utility companies that oversee work on City streets, and setting new standards for project development, design, permitting, implementation, maintenance and repair. Lori helped lead the City’s transportation preparation, response and recovery to emergencies and severe weather events, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012, turning City bridges into bus corridors when the City’s subways system was inundated.

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