In the latest addition to his staff, Mayor-elect Michael Nutter this afternoon named Stephen J. Agostini, a 47-year-old municipal finance expert, to be his budget director.

A native of New York City, Agostini is chief financial officer and director of administration for the economics and statistics bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

His municipal finance experience comes from positions in Milwaukee and San Francisco.

Agostini will report to city Finance Director Rob Dubow. He will not be a member of Nutter's cabinet.

Nutter said today that he hoped to announce his remaining cabinet-level positions - city solicitor and city representative - before his Jan. 7 inauguration.

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