Mayor Bill de Blasio is nominating Meera Joshi to head up the Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Joshi is a former lawyer with the TLC.
She worked in city government for more than a decade, including a stint at the New York City Police Department Civilian Complaint Review Board.
If approved, she will be the second woman ever to run the agency.
The TLC regulates yellow and green taxis, livery cabs, commuter vans and ambulettes.
"Meera Joshi is a dedicated public servant with the experience and energy to move our Taxi and Limousine Commission in a progressive direction, ensuring we prioritize New Yorkers’ safety," de Blasio said in a press release. "I look forward to the City Council’s consideration and consent of her appointment."
"I am committed to the de Blasio administration’s agenda of providing equitable taxi and for-hire transportation services and safe streets for all New Yorkers," Joshi said in a press release.
Joshi's appointment must be confirmed by the City Council.