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Top Mayor Walsh Aide Goes To Olympic Bid

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It's a big change at City Hall. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's chief of operations and administration is leaving to join the bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Joe Rull has been named chief administrative officer of the nonprofit group Boston 2024.

Said Rull in a statement:

Being part of the effort to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Boston is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am very excited to join the team. I look forward to tapping my knowledge of the City and its neighborhoods to showcase our community on an international level and serve the needs of the region.

Also in the statement, Walsh — a backer of the Olympics bid — said Rull's experience "will serve as a great asset for Boston 2024." Walsh added: "Joe has done amazing work for the City already and I know he will continue to serve our residents well in this new role.”

Rull's change comes two weeks after Richard Davey, the former state transportation secretary, was named CEO of Boston 2024.

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