Executive Director --
At the Command Center's helm is Acting Executive Director Joe Simenic, who brings an expertise in project management, interagency coordination, budgeting, public policy, and real-estate finance. Prior to joining the Command Center in the spring of 2011, Mr. Simenic worked as Director of Downstate Infrastructure & Economic Development Policy in the Governor’s Office where he was actively involved in the World Trade Center negotiations in 2009-10, and as the governors day-to-day liaison to the Port Authority, MTA, LMDC, LMCCC, downstate ESDC, and NYSDOT.
Mr. Simenic also previously served as the Deputy Executive Director of New York State Commission on State Asset Maximization where co-authored the first comprehensive study of how New York State could responsibly implement Public Private Partnerships. Before Mr. Simenic began his service to the State and City of New York he worked in the financial services industry and as a U.S. Army officer.
Mr. Simenic's work is pivotal to the highly detailed synchronization needed for dozens of projects active south of Canal Street -- which together amount to approximately $20 billion in active construction. In addition to coordinating the scheduling and staging of the major public and private projects downtown, Mr. Simenic is involved with day-to-day construction planning, serving as a liaison between projects, agencies, and other downtown stakeholders -- all while working to maintain the quality of life in Lower Manhattan.
- U.S. Military Academy at West Point: B.S. International Relations / Systems Engineering
- Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs: M.P.A.
Three Questions for Joe Simenic, LMCCC