President's Corner

New York State will host its annual MWBE Forum on Oct. 5-6. It is an exciting opportunity for MWBE firms to learn about how to connect with the State and build partnerships with staff and contacts in their industries.

DASNY takes its role at the Forum and its work with MWBE contracting seriously. We have long been a leader in the field, a role we continue to build on.

I have established accountability for MWBE contract participation at every level of the DASNY organization. More than 300 DASNY professionals are trained in MWBE contract compliance monitoring.

Thank you. It is an honor and a privilege to be here today, helping break ground for the new inpatient building at the South Beach Psychiatric Center.

I was very excited when I received the invitation to speak tonight. The National Minority Business Council has a deeply important mission. It is a mission to expand opportunities available to small, minority and women business owners. It is a mission shared by DASNY.

When Governor Cuomo asked me to take on the responsibility of leading DASNY, he requested I apply all I have learned from experience in both the public and private sectors to enhance DASNY’s impact on New York.