Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ousted his chief of staff Thursday and replaced her with the head of the city's gang-reduction programs.
Villaraigosa also named a former senior staffer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign as his chief deputy mayor.
"Today is about the future and I am confident that this new leadership team will help lead the city in a new direction and bring a tenacious demand for results," Villaraigosa said.
Robin Kramer, who has served as Villaraigosa's chief of staff since he took office in 2005, will be replaced by the Rev. Jeff Carr, the city's director of Gang Reduction and Youth Development.
"Over these last four years, she (Kramer) has been a tremendous asset to me, to our team and to advancing our work, and I will always be deeply appreciative for her partnership and creative leadership," the mayor said.
Villaraigosa also named Jay Carson as his chief deputy mayor. Carson was the traveling press secretary for now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He also served as a senior adviser to Clinton when she was in the U.S. Senate.
Carson also worked for President Bill Clinton and helped create programs such as the Clinton Global Initiative, which has raised about $46 billion for worldwide relief efforts, and the Clinton Climate Initiative, which works with governments and businesses around the world to address issues of climate change.
Carson will be in charge of the mayor's Education, Housing and Economic Development; Transportation, Energy and Environment; and Commercial and Residential Development programs. Carr will oversee Homeland Security and Public Safety; Gang Reduction and Youth Development; Budget and Finance; and Strategic Partnerships.
They will assume their posts Sept. 19.