Take advantage of a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet decision-makers and procurement officers from NYS’ Agencies and Authorities. Forge mutually beneficial relationships with government professionals and learn about new projects.

Visit exhibit booths informally throughout the three-day event. You can schedule special One-On-One meetings for Day 3, Friday, December 4, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Battery Park City Authority NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
Bridge Authority NYS Department of State
Capital District Transportation Authority NYS Department of Financial Service
Central New York Regional Transportation Authority NYS Department of Transportation
City University Construction Fund NYS Gaming Commission
The City University of New York NYS Energy Research & Development Authority
DASNY NYS Homes and Community Renewal
Empire State Development NYS Insurance Fund
Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports
Erie County Medical Center NYS Office of Information Technology Services
Executive Chamber NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Governor’s Office of Employee Relations NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Long Island Power Authority NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
MTA NYS Small Business Development Center
New York Power Authority NYS Thruway Authority
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Office of General Services
NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of the Medicaid Inspector General
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
NYS Department of Health State University Construction Fund
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance State University of New York
NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ (NYSDAM) mission is to “foster a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits producers and consumers alike”. A majority of NYSDAM efforts focus on providing critical food safety, animal and plant health surveillance, agricultural-related economic development and support the use of New York State products. The Department also operates the annual 13 day New York State fair.



Battery Park City Authority

The Battery Park City Authority is a New York State Public benefit corporation whose mission is to plan, create, coordinate and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre site on Manhattan’s lower west side.

B.J. Jones
President and CEO
George J. Tsunis
Jahmeliah Nathan
Vice President of Administration
Robert Nesmith
Chief Contracting Officer
Justin McLaughlin-Williams
Director of Diversity


Bridge Authority

The New York State Bridge Authority’s mission is “to maintain and operate the safe vehicle crossings over the Hudson River entrusted to its jurisdiction for the economic and social benefit of the people of the State of New York.”

Richard A. Gerentine
Tara Sullivan
Acting Executive Director
Robert Russo
Administrative Services

Capital District Transportation Authority

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is celebrating our 50th year providing safe, reliable, flexible, innovative and low-cost transportation options to the Capital Region. Serving the counties of Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady and Rensselaer CDTA has a 1 fully functional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines, with two more under construction as well as bike share, paratransit and on-demand service to compliment our fixed route offerings. CDTA has three bus facilities and manages two train stations and an office building. CDTA procures a wide range of transit specific and general office services and supplies.

Stacy Sansky
Director of Procurement


The City University of New York

The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university, a transformative engine of social mobility that is a critical component of the lifeblood of New York City. Founded in 1847 as the nation’s first free public institution of higher education, CUNY today has 25 colleges spread across New York City’s five boroughs, serving 275,000 degree-seeking students of all ages and awarding 55,000 degrees each year. More than 80 percent of the University’s graduates stay in New York, contributing to all aspects of the city’s economic, civic and cultural life and diversifying the city’s workforce in every sector. The University’s historic mission continues to this day: provide a public first-rate education to all students, regardless of means or background.

William C. Thompson Jr.
CUNY Board of Trustees

Félix V. Matos Rodriguez
Hector Batista
Executive Vice Chancellor and
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Sapienza
Senior Vice Chancellor and
Chief Financial Officer

William Choi
Director of Supplier Diversity



City University Construction Fund

The City University Construction Fund (CUCF) is a public benefit corporation established by the State of New York to provide facilities for the City University of New York (CUNY) and support its educational purposes. The CUCF is committed to providing quality facilities that serve the University’s approved educational programs by advancing design, construction and development projects both for new facilities and for the ongoing renovation of existing structures. CUNY’s facilities include 24 Colleges and Professional Schools located throughout New York City comprising over 300 buildings on over 650 acres of land providing 26 million square feet of space that includes a mix of classrooms, offices, computer centers, laboratories, libraries, gymnasiums and theatres.


Philip A. Berry
Acting Chair
CUCF Board of Trustees
Sharon Russell
Procurement Services

Michelle Bent
Diversity & Contract Compliance


NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports

The Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest Substance Use Disorder (SUD) systems of care, with approximately 1,700 prevention, treatment, recovery, and support programs serving over 680,000 individuals per year. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers where our doctors, nurses, and clinical staff provide inpatient and residential services to approximately 8,000 individuals per year. The agency inspects and monitors over 900 SUD treatment programs to guarantee the quality of care and to ensure compliance with state and national standards.


Arlene González-Sánchez
Vittoria Parry
Associate Commissioner
for Fiscal Administration
Jannette Rondó

MWBE Program Liaison

Timothy Smith
MWBE Compliance Officer

Kristen DelSignore
Contract Management
Specialist (MWBE)


New York State Office of Children and Family Services

The mission of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is to serve New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We are dedicated to improving the integration of services for New York’s children, youth, families and vulnerable populations; to promoting their development; and to protecting them from violence, neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Key to our mission is providing a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults. Our focus is on services that are developmentally appropriate, family-centered and family-driven, community-based, locally responsive, and evidence- and outcome- based.


Sheila Poole
Acting Commissioner
Kathleen Meerwarth

Contract Management Specialist 3

Kathleen Belmonte
Purchasing Agent

Barbara Gregorek
Contract Management Specialist 2 |
Compliance Officer
EEO M/WBE SDVOB Contract Compliance Unit
Bureau of Contract Management



DASNY (Dormitory Authority of the State of New York) is New York State’s capital development authority. As the nation’s number one issuer of low-cost, tax-exempt bonds and one of its biggest public builders, DASNY plays an important role in building New York’s economic foundation to help New York State thrive. To learn more about DASNY and the public finance and construction services it provides, please visit

Alfonso L. Carney, Jr.
Board Chairman
Reuben McDaniel, III
President & CEO
Stephen D. Curro P.E.
Managing Director
of Construction
Portia Lee
Managing Director,
Public Finance & Portfolio Monitoring
Michael M. Clay
Senior Director,
Opportunity Programs Group
Matt Moore
Director, Procurement

Division of State Police

The New York State Police works to ensure the safety of the state's roadways, prevent and investigate crime, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters and provide support to other law enforcement agencies.

NYSP mission priorities include: reducing the number of deaths, injuries and property damage caused by motor vehicle accidents; reducing violent crime on a statewide basis; providing disorder control and public security at manmade and natural emergencies; providing support to local law enforcement agencies; and serving a crucial role in the state’s counter-terrorism efforts through liaison with federal, state and local agencies.

Michelle Thomas
Director, Financial Administration
Claudine Costello
Asst. Director, Financial Administration
Nicole Sears
Chief Budgeting Analyst
Suzanne Fiore
Purchasing Supervisor
Katina Greene
Purchasing Agent
Maribeth Vellozzi
Purchasing Agent
Jennifer Proctor
Purchasing Agent

Empire State Development

Empire State Development ("ESD") is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance. Empire State Development strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State.

Eric J. Gertler
President & CEO
Elaine A. Kloss

Chief Financial Officer

Pravina Raghavan
Executive Vice President, Division of Small Business & Technology Development


Division of Minority and Women’s Development

The Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (“DMWBD”) at Empires State Development’s mission is to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. We supplement New York State's economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the state. Our key objectives are: to encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs; review applications by businesses seeking certification and maintain a directory of certified MWBEs; and promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies as well as MWBEs.

Nicole Stent

Acting Executive Director
Division of Minority and Women's Business Development

Dwight Flynn
Vice President,
Agency Services & MWBE Compliance

Luc El-Art Severe
Vice President,
Business Development


Erie County Medical Center

The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 573 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is Western New York ís only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan. More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences ñ the difference between healthcare and true care™.

Thomas J. Quatroche, Jr., PhD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sarina Rohloff
Director, Procurement Compliance

Executive Chamber

The Executive Cabinet is comprised of the Chamber of the Office of the Governor of New York, along with the heads of the various departments of the Government of New York State. The Governor appoints the members of the Executive Chamber, Cabinet and the heads of all state departments, and agencies of the executive branch.

R. Nadine Fontaine
First Assistant Counsel
Julissa Gutierrez
Chief Diversity Officer
Stephanie Siaw
Assistant Counsel
Johnathan Smith
Interim Commissioner Division of Human Rights



Governor’s Office of Employee Relations

The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) mission is to advance the performance of state government through collaborative labor relations, workforce training, education, and benefits.

As the Governor’s representative in employee relations matters, GOER negotiates, implements, and administers collective bargaining agreements; provides advice and technical assistance to managers, supervisors, and human resource professionals related to personnel rules, regulations, policies, and contract administration issues; ensures compensation and benefit programs for State employees are cost-effective; offers training and development programs designed to increase the competency of the State workforce; plans for a changing workplace in partnership with unions and the Department of Civil Service; and promotes and maintains a safe and healthy workforce.



Long Island Power Authority

A non-profit municipal electric provider, owns the retail electric Transmission and Distribution System on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. LIPA is the third largest public power utility in the United States.



The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York, serving 12 counties in southeastern New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 800,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday.

Patrick Foye
Chairman and CEO

Michael Garner
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
George Cleary
Deputy Chief Diversity Officer,
Small Business Development Program
Zenaida Rodriguez
Assistant Director
Business & Diversity Initiatives Unit
Ray Burke
Acting Deputy Chief Diversity Officer,
Contract Compliance



New York Power Authority

The NYPA is the country’s largest state public power organization, producing some of the cheapest electricity in North America from 17 generating facilities and over 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines, producing the power to help sustain more than 380,000 jobs statewide.

Gil Quiniones
John R. Koelmel

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, guided by the Departmental Mission, is responsible for the confinement and rehabilitation with approximately 38,000 individuals under custody held at 52 state facilities and supervision of over 35,000 parolees throughout seven regional offices statewide.

Anthony J. Annucci
Acting Commissioner

NYS Department of State

The Department of State (DOS), has been re-imagined as a vehicle to reinvigorate the State’s economy and to make New York a more welcoming, equitable, and prosperous place for all who call it home. By the broad nature of its work, the agency touches the lives of nearly every person living and working in the Empire State. As the State planning agency, DOS plays an important role in the Regional Economic Development Council process, and promotes strategic investments to revitalize communities, to spur economic growth, to create opportunities for all New Yorkers, and to help our communities to become more resilient in the face of future natural disasters. The Department assists State counties, cities, towns and villages by training local officials; financing and planning dissolution of villages; providing technical assistance to local government to become more efficient; and setting the State’s building construction and energy conservation standards.

Rossana Rosado
Secretary of State
Brendan Hughes
Executive Deputy Secretary of State
LuAnn Hart
Procurement Officer


NYS Department of Financial Services

The mission of the DFS is to reform the regulation of financial services in New York to keep pace with the rapid and dynamic evolution of these industries, to guard against financial crises and to protect consumers and markets from fraud.

Linda A. Lacewell



NYS Gaming Commission

The New York State Gaming Commission's mission is to ensure that all lawful gaming and horse racing activity conducted in this State is of the highest integrity, credibility and quality. Operating in the most efficient and transparent manner, the Commission conducts the New York Lottery and serves the best interests of the public by providing responsive and effective state gaming regulation.

The Commission aspires to provide the regulatory structure necessary for New York gaming activity to operate effectively in a global, evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace to generate revenue f for aid to education and for the support of government, and to contribute to overall economic development and job creation in New York.

Gaming Commission core services include; licensing and regulation of all legal gaming in New York State, operation and promotion of the New York Lottery, racehorse health and safety and promoting responsible gaming.

Robert Williams
Executive Director
Christine Carpenter
Director, Regulation and Compliance
Michele June
MWBE Compliance Specialist

NYS Department of Health

The New York State Department of Health's mission is to protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well being of all New Yorkers. The department is dedicated to increasing participation by Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) in our procurements. The Department of Health's MWBE Program involves: Research, training, outreach, contract compliance, events and reporting. The department coordinates these functions to improve and create more opportunities for MWBEs across New York State. DOH is also striving to align non-MWBEs together with best-fit certified MWBEs to create a stronger business to business network. Please visit our website:


Dr. Howard A. Zucker
Lisa Pino
Executive Deputy Commissioner

Department of Motor Vehicles

The mission of the Department of Motor Vehicles is to issue secure identity documents, deliver essential motor vehicle and driver related services, and administer motor vehicle laws enacted to promote safety and protect consumers.

The Department of Motor Vehicles encourages the full participation of minority and womenowned business enterprises (M/WBEs) in contract and purchasing activity and to ensure that these businesses receive a fair share of state expenditures

Specifically, the Department of Motor Vehicles will take affirmative actions in the preparation of all bids, specifications, and contracts to ensure that M/WBEs are included in the purchasing process and that the specifications and structure of the process do not artificially exclude M/WBE participation. DMV shall aggressively assist in the development of minority and women-owned businesses and encourage their participation in every way


NYS Department of Transportation

The responsibilities, functions and duties of the Department of Transportation include coordinating and developing comprehensive transportation policy for the State; coordinating and assisting in the development and operation of transportation facilities and services for highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities; and formulating and keeping current a long-range, comprehensive statewide master plan for the balanced development of public and private commuter and general transportation facilities.

Marie Therese Dominguez
Acting Commissioner
Sondra A. Little
Director, Office of Civil Rights
Matthew Haas
Director of the Purchase Unit
Johnny Cisneros
DBE Certification Supervisor

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

NYSERDA , a public benefit corporation, has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975. NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect the environment and create clean energy jobs. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

Cheryl Glanton
Director of Contract Management

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment. Its goal is to conserve, improve and protect New York’s natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.

Basil Seggos

Joanne Kosinski
Supervisor of Agency Accounts

Maleeka Abbas
Minority Business Specialist

Jamie Thompson
Compliance Specialist


NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation

The mission of the Environmental Facilities Corporation is to assist communities throughout New York State to undertake critical water quality infrastructure projects by providing access to low-cost capital, grants, and expert technical assistance. A primary goal is to ensure that these projects remain affordable while safeguarding essential water resources. We support this mission by consistently using an innovative approach to developing and advancing new financing strategies to maximize the funding that can be made available to our clients, aiding compliance with Federal and State requirements, and promoting green infrastructure practices.

Maureen Coleman
Acting President

Nicole Lipiec
Deputy Counsel
Brian McGuire
Manager of Contracts
and Budget
Cheryle Webber
MWBE Program Manager

NYS Homes and Community Renewal

New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) consists of all the State’s major housing and community renewal agencies, working together to create new affordable housing opportunities, preserve existing affordable housing, revitalize communities, and create jobs. The agencies included are: the Housing Finance Agency, Affordable Housing Corporation, State of New York Mortgage Agency, Mortgage Insurance Fund, Municipal Bond Bank Agency, Tobacco Settlement Fund Corporation, Housing Trust Fund Corporation, and the Division of Housing and Community Renewal. Organizing these agencies under a single leadership and management structure has created new efficiencies and allowed for better coordination of the state’s resources.

RuthAnne Visnauskas

Linda Manley
Executive Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
Lisa G. Pagnozzi
Contract Administrator/Officer
Veronica Flanders
Assistant Vice President/Director
Tameika Edwards
Assistant Director of Opportunity and Partnership Development

New York State Insurance Fund

NYSIF is a full-service, competitive insurance carrier specializing in both workers’ compensation (on-the-job injuries and illnesses) and disability benefits (off-the-job injuries and illnesses) insurance in the State of New York.

Eric Madoff
Executive Director
Kenneth Theobalds
Chairman, NYSIF Board of Commissioners
Damaris Torres
Associate Director
Human Resources
MWBE/SDVOB Oversight Officer

Office of Information Technology Services

The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) provides centralized IT services to the State and its governmental entities with the awareness that our citizens are reliant on those services. At ITS, we also set statewide technology policy for all state government agencies and monitor all large technology expenditures in the state, seeking efficiencies, lower costs, and innovative solutions.

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The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals. OTDA’s functions include: Providing temporary cash assistance; providing assistance in paying for food; providing heating assistance; overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program; determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; supervising homeless housing and services programs; and providing assistance to certain immigrant populations. For further information, please visit:

Michael P. Hein
Eric Schwenzfeier
Deputy Commissioner
of Administrative Services
Barbara C. Guinn
Executive Deputy Commissioner
Christine Irvine
Director of the Bureau
of Contract Management
Wallis Howe-Rosenzweig
MWBE Program Manager
Emily Pagan
MWBE Specialist

NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

The Mission of the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State Residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural, historic and cultural resources.

Erik Kulleseid
Sharon Featherstone
Assistant Director,
Contracts Bureau
Elizabeth Strohbeck
Contract Management Specialist
Ashley Arnold
Minority Business Specialist II

NYS Liquor Authority

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control/State Liquor Authority (SLA) was established “for the protection, health, welfare, and safety of the people of the State.” The SLA was established under New York State Law in 1934 to “regulate and control the manufacture and distribution within the State of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of fostering and promoting temperance in their consumption and respect for and obedience to the law.” The SLA, therefore, seeks to: work cooperatively with community leaders and industry members to ensure participation by all agency stakeholders in the licensing and enforcement processes; ensure that those who abuse the privilege of holding a license are fairly and firmly disciplined; and increase productivity through several technological initiatives.


New York Small Business Development Center

The New York Small Business Development Center (NY SBDC) network provides technical, business management, and business development assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state. The NY SBDC network of 22 regional centers plus satellite offices combines federal, state, and university resources into a powerful business counseling and training service available at no charge to entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized companies, including women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses throughout the state. The NY SBDC offers services to businesses that are interested in selling to local, state, and federal government organizations. Our services include government contracting assistance and services such as our bid-matching service BidLinx®, available at no charge to NY SBDC clients.


NYS Thruway Authority

The New York State Thruway Authority operates a 570-mile toll facility known for its dependability and safety. The Thruway is one of the longest toll roads in the nation. The Thruway is a vital commercial link for New York’s largest cities and for the entire Northeast. About one-third of all vehicles using the Thruway are from out of state.

Joanne M. Mahoney

Matthew Driscoll
Executive Director


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is a multi-modal entity encompassing a skilled and dedicated work force. We are firmly committed to providing efficient and professional transportation services that enhance the quality of life in the Buffalo Niagara region in a manner consistent with the needs of our customers.

The NFTA is responsible for air and surface transportation in Erie and Niagara Counties in New York State. NFTA businesses include Metro Bus and Rail, Metro-link, ADA Paratransit system, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Niagara Falls International airport, transportation centers in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and property management throughout both counties.

Kim Minkel
Executive Director
Sister Denise A. Roche

Dejuan Hardy
Manager, EEO/Diversity Development

Bruce A. Izard, MBA, PMP
Procurement Compliance Manager
Arlene Sebastian
Procurement Compliance Specialist

Office of General Services

The NYS Office of General Services (OGS), through its Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, promotes and encourages participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) in procurement opportunities with the state to ensure compliance with Article 15-A. The MWBE Program also reviews policy, sets MWBE participation goals, reports results, monitors contractors to ensure compliance and fosters engagement of community-based groups with special programs and events. In addition, OGS provides essential services to our state and local partners, as well as the general public. From operating buildings, to design and construction at a wide range of state facilities, establishing procurement contracts, increasing participation by service-disabled veteran-owned businesses on state contracts, and conducting tours of the Capitol, OGS is committed to promoting diversity.



Office of the Medicaid Inspector General

The mission of the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General is to enhance the integrity of the New York State Medicaid program by preventing and detecting fraudulent, abusive, and wasteful practices within the Medicaid program and recovering improperly expended Medicaid funds while promoting high-quality patient care.

Erin Ives
Acting Medicaid Inspector General
Gabrielle Ares
Deputy Medicaid Inspector General for Administration
Kyle Schuttenberg
Chief Budgeting Analyst
Edwin Lake
Contract Management Specialist 2
Paul Ely
Senior Budgeting Analyst
Alicia Wilson
Senior Budgeting Analyst


NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, Prader-Willi syndrome and other neurological impairments. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 600 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services. For additional information please visit

Theodore Kastner, M.D., M.S.
Roger Bearden, J.D.
Executive Deputy Commissioner
Kevin Valenchis
Deputy Commissioner
Dorothy Lechmanski
Chief Procurement Officer
Donelle Mastropietro
Minority Business Specialist 2
Lisa Davis
Director of Contract Management

Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (CENTRO) is responsive to the transportation needs of the Central New York community by providing services which are safe, convenient, reliable, and environmentally responsible with a goal of maximizing the taxpayers’ return on investment. Serving 4 counties in Central New York, including the cities of Syracuse, Oswego, Fulton, Auburn, Rome and Utica, Centro carries over 15 million passengers annually system wide.

Brian M. Schultz
Chief Executive Officer

Caitlin Maccollum
Director of Procurement

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

The Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) collects tax revenue and provides associated services in support of certain New York State government operations. In fulfilling its responsibilities, the Department collects and accounts for $74 billion in State taxes and about $40 billion in local taxes; administers 34 State and 12 local taxes, including New York City and City of Yonkers income taxes, as well as the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax; and processes about 26 million returns. The Department also manages the State Treasury, which provides investment and cash management services to various State agencies and public benefit corporations, and acts on the Tax Commissioner’s behalf as joint custodian of the State’s General Checking Account. On June 6, 2010, the Department statutorily merged with the former Office of Real Property Services (ORPS) in order to realize significant savings and efficiencies, as well as enhance the State’s oversight of local property tax administration.

Michael Schmidt

The Port Authority of NY & NJ

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of facilities include the nation’s busiest airport system, seaports, PATH rapid transit system, six tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey, two major bus stations and the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Rick Cotton
Executive Director



Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) is a public-benefit corporation responsible for developing Roosevelt Island, a small strip of land in the East River, part of the borough of Manhattan. Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation was created by New York State in 1984 to manage development and operations of Roosevelt Island. Before RIOC there existed other state agencies which ran the island’s day-to-day operations such as the Welfare Island Development Corporation and later the Roosevelt Island Development Corporation. The first RIOC Board and President were appointed by the Governor in 1986.

Shelton J. Haynes
Acting President and CEO

John O’Reilly
Chief Financial Officer

Regional Transit Service

The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority/Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a regional transportation authority established by New York State with more than 900 employees who proudly serve customers and business partners in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, RTS provides safe, reliable, and convenient public bus transportation to nearly 17 million people each year. We carry out our mission by connecting our customers to jobs, education, healthcare, shopping, and recreational activities every day.


State University of New York

The State University of New York is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York and the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus 1.1 million adult education students spanning 64 campuses across the state.

Jim Malatra, Ph.D.
Eileen McLauglin
Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance + Chief Financial Officer
Teresa Miller
Senior Vice Chancellor
for Strategic Initiatives and
Chief Diversity Officer
Thomas Hippchen
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Procurement
Scott Clay
Director of System-wide Supplier Diversity

State University Construction Fund

The SUCF's purpose is to provide academic buildings, and other facilities for the State-operated institutions and contract and statutory colleges under jurisdiction of the State University, to reduce the time lag between determination of need for such facilities and actual occupancy thereof, to expedite the construction, acquisition, reconstruction and rehabilitation or improvement of such facilities and to assure that the same are ready for the purposes intended when needed and when scheduled under the approved master plan of State University of New York.
Robert Haelen
Senior Vice Chancellor for
Capital Facilities & General Manager
W. Thomas Mannix
Deputy General Manager
Arthur Foo
Director, Capital Procurement

Workers’ Compensation Board

The mission of the Workers’ Compensation Board is to equitably and fairly administer the provisions of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law (“WCL”), including provisions relating to Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Disability Benefits, Paid Family Leave Benefits, Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefits and Volunteer Ambulance Workers’ Benefits on behalf of New York’s injured workers and their employers.
The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) continues its efforts to encourage Minority and Women Owned Businesses to bid on proposals or bids issued. Procurement opportunities are made available on the WCB’s website at This allows businesses to easily see if the procurement is of interest to them as either a prime or subcontracting entity.
Clarissa Rodriguez
Board Chairr
Mary Beth Woods
Executive Director
Freida Foster
Vice Chair
Neil Gilberg
Advocate for Business
Karen E. Meyer
Contract Management Specialist 2