Sergio Paneque joined NYCHA as Chief Procurement Officer in November 2020. Mr. Paneque comes to NYCHA with a wealth of experience, having overseen procurement for some of the largest governmental organizations in the country. Most recently, before landing at NYCHA, he served as Chief Procurement Officer for the State of New York, where he managed a portfolio of more than 1,400 contracts for goods and services valued at over $16 billion.
Prior to his tenure in Albany, heserved as Chief Acquisition Officer for the City of New York and as the Deputy Commissioner overseeing the Office of Citywide Procurement. Under his leadership, New York City realized significant savings through key initiatives that streamlined purchasing, reduced cycle times, improved contract compliance, and improved transparency and accountability of the procurement process.
Before moving to New York, Mr. Paneque served in a variety of roles, including Director of Procurement and Real Estate Services Administration in Michigan's Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, where he directed the purchase of goods, services,and information technology. He was also responsible for the management of the State's portfolio of owned and leased space, statewide strategic space planning, and administration of design and construction services.
Mr. Paneque has a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School and both a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and a Bachelor of Science in building construction management from Michigan State University. He is a licensed attorney with the Michigan and Florida Bar Associations and maintains a Michigan builder’s license.