Haeda B Mihaltses is the Executive Director of External Affairs for the New York Mets. She is the organization's main liaison with city, state, and federal officials and oversees relations with community stakeholders.
Mihaltses spent 12 years in former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's administration as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. She coordinated the city's interaction with the city, state, and federal legislative officers, as well as the Offices of the City Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Borough Presidents. Her office kept the mayor and deputy mayors informed about intergovernmental issues including all legislative and budget matters.
Michael Bloomberg appointed Mihaltses to oversee the City's Hurricane Sandy relief effort on Staten Island. Mihaltses spent three months on Staten Island coordinating overall community recovery including debris removal, housing, food and water distribution, and small business services.
Prior to the Mayor's office, Mihaltses served as the Director of the City Council Finance Division under former Speaker Peter F. Vallone. She was the first woman appointed to that position. She successfully led city budget negotiations on behalf of the council.
Mihaltses currently serves as a trustee of the Citizen Budget Commission and on the Queens Borough Library Board of Trustees. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Center of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College and has been a lecturer at the school's Urban Studies Department. Mihaltses is a recent recipient of the Citizens Union Foundation's prestigious Public Service award. She also was acknowledged by City and State magazine as one of the “Responsible 100,” receiving the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, has appointed Mihaltses to the National Board of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Ladies Philoptochos Society, the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church. She currently serves as Board President of the St. Michael's Home for the Elderly.
Mihaltses holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Public Administration, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Fordham University.
Mihaltses is a New York native and lives with her husband, George, in Bayside, Queens.