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Meet the OGS Executive Team

Meet the Office of General Services
Introducing
Commissioner Jeanette M. Moy
Portrait of Commissioner Jeanette M. Moy.

Our work touches the daily lives of State employees in unseen ways. OGS provides critical support for State agencies, counties, and nonprofits across the State. This agency has kept the State workforce safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, been dependable throughout uncertain times, and made sure that local governments and nonprofits could procure the goods and services that would keep their operations running.

Commissioner Moy brings to OGS two decades of executive experience transforming and modernizing public and non-profit institutions by focusing on customer service, improving technology and physical spaces, and fostering cultures of collaboration, transparency, and innovation.

 

About Commissioner Moy

Acting Executive Deputy Commissioner & Counsel
Bradley G. Allen

Bradley Allen has been Counsel for OGS since 2014. Prior to that, he served for three years as an Assistant Counsel in the Governor’s Counsel’s office, where he provided legislative and policy advice on numerous legislative and operational initiatives affecting OGS, DOT, Thruway, DMV, MTA, SLA, ESD, the Gaming Commission, and other agencies. Before commencing his career in public service, Bradley was with the Albany-based law firm of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, where he represented clients in a host of real estate, land use, and corporate matters. Prior to that, he was with a Boston law firm working in mergers & acquisitions and HIPAA compliance.

Bradley received his BA from SUNY Albany, his MA from Syracuse University, and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Portrait of Brad Allen.

Deputy Commissioner for Real Estate
David DeMott

David DeMott leads the agency’s Division of Real Estate. David first joined OGS in 2016 as Deputy Director of Real Property and Facilities Management (RPFM) and quickly became a core member of the OGS leadership team. Some of the accomplishments of the Real Property and Facilities team since his arrival include the conversion of the Empire State Plaza to LED lighting in conjunction with our partners at NYPA, increased investment in the OGS capital program by demonstrating the values of asset preservation, improvement and stewardship, and safely navigating the OGS portfolio through the various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before joining OGS, David’s executive leadership roles included Deputy Director for Administrative Services at the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, and Deputy Director & CIO at the NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities.

David received his BA from SUNY College at Potsdam and MA from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY Albany.
Portrait of Dave DeMott.

Chief Strategy Officer
Germain Difo

Germain Difo leads the development of OGS' strategic direction, manages the development and implementation of the agency's strategic plan, and facilitates major initiatives across divisions to advance strategic priorities. Germain joined OGS from the NYC Department of Buildings, where he served as Executive Director for Risk Management. In that capacity, Germain built a comprehensive, agency-wide risk management program for the agency, which regulates the safe and lawful use of more than 1 million buildings and over 40,000 active construction sites under its jurisdiction. He created and headed the Department of Building's first-ever risk analysis and compliance unit, a team of analysts that performs in-depth subject matter research and statistical analysis on Building Department data to proactively identify internal control gaps and vulnerabilities. He also served as the chief policy advisor to the Commissioner on matters related to internal control monitoring, compliance with internal and external regulations and mandates, and risk mitigation policy and program development. Germain's career has spanned investigative review, risk, oversight, and policy analysis at the NYC Department of Correction, American Security Project, and NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Germain received his BA from the University of Chicago and his MA from Georgetown University.
Portrait of Germain Difo.

Deputy Commissioner for Administration
Christina Gavin

Christina Gavin currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of Administration. In this role, Christina provides executive leadership and strategic direction to a program portfolio that provides a variety of essential services to state agencies, local municipalities, schools, emergency feeding organizations, and the public. Her portfolio includes the Department of Human Resources Management, which provide strategic human resources services to 12 state agencies; Consolidated Warehousing & Distribution; Emergency Management and Planning; Food Distribution and Warehousing; Mail Center; and the State and Federal Surplus Property Programs. Over a 33-year career in state service, she has progressed steadily through a series of progressively responsible positions at OGS, including, but not limited to, Associate Commissioner for Administration, Director of Human Resources Management, Director of Personnel, Associate Personnel Administrator, and Senior Personnel Administrator. During her tenure with Human Resources, Christina was instrumental in executing high-priority initiatives, including the transition and hosting of agency strategic human resources functions, succession planning, and organizational performance measurement. She possesses extensive knowledge of New York State Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations, and Employee and Labor Relations.
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Deputy Commissioner of Shared Services
Moses Kamya

Moses Kamya is the Deputy Commissioner of Shared Services. In that role, he oversees a program portfolio that includes Procurement Services, Business Service Center, and Project Management Office. He provides executive direction on strategic agency technology initiatives in partnership with ITS. Moses joined OGS from the NYS Office of the Attorney General, where he served as Chief Information Officer. In that role, he oversaw IT modernization and transformation initiatives and ushered the office through the emergency remote work transition during the COVID crisis. Moses also served as CIO of the Administrative and General Services portfolio at ITS; CIO at GOER and Director of SLMS; Director of the Unemployment Insurance Systems Modernization at the NYS Department of Labor; Enterprise Information Architect at the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and Project Director of the Public Authority Reporting Information System. Moses was recognized by NY City & State NY as one of the 50 most influential leaders in government technology. He was inducted into the New York IT Leadership Hall of Fame to recognize his contributions to New York State.

Moses received a Ph.D., MA, and BA from the University at Albany. He has held teaching positions at the RPI Lally School of Management and Technology and the Nelson Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany.
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Executive Director of the Office of Language Access
Margarita Larios

Margarita Larios is the Executive Director of the Office of Language Access, where she will oversee, coordinate, and guide all state agencies covered by the state’s language access law. Before joining OGS, Margarita served as the Director of Operations and Language Services for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the country. During her tenure, her team expanded and optimized the healthcare system’s delivery of high-quality language services—available 24/7, in more than 200 languages and dialects—through innovative solutions, such as the creation of a language services usage dashboard and the implementation of an interpreter skills training for bilingual staff. Margarita is an experienced translator and trained interpreter. She also taught courses on professional translation at Brooklyn College and has worked with various media outlets to manage transcreation projects and multilingual website operations in the public and private sectors. In 2016, she received the Innovation Award from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for her contributions as the founding translation manager for the agency’s Language Access Unit.

Margarita received her BA in Latin American Literature from the Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México and her Master of Fine Arts from New York University.
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Deputy Commissioner for Design and Construction
Bridget O’Hanlon

Bridget O’Hanlon, P.E. leads the Division of Design and Construction, which delivers high-quality, cost-effective, and timely design, procurement, permitting, and construction management services for capital construction projects to over 50 client New York State agencies and authorities.

Bridget is a NYS Licensed Professional Engineer and LEED AP accredited design professional with more than 26 years of design and construction experience, including five years in a senior management role. Bridget has received several professional accolades, including the ACEC 2017 Engineering Excellence Gold Award for the transformation of the New York State Fairgrounds and 2021 Outstanding Women Award from the Women’s Building Council. Among Bridget’s professional accomplishments was her management of the $200 million complex rehabilitation project for the Office of Mental Health. Bridget has led many other high-priority and Governor’s initiative projects throughout New York State during her tenure at OGS, including the agency’s first design-build procurement for the State Fair’s Exposition Center. Others include OCFS’s Raise the Age Initiative, the Fair Haven State Park shoreline stabilization and parking lot reconstruction REDI Initiative project, and DMNA’s lead remediation projects and Jamaica Armory renovation.

Bridget received her BS in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Portrait of Bridget O'Hanlon.

Associate Commissioner of Communications & Media
Georgina R. Parsons

Georgina Parsons is the Associate Commissioner of Communications & Media, where she is responsible for the agency’s press and overseeing the agency’s communication and media services department. Before joining the Office of General Services, Georgina served as Press Secretary for the New York State Senate Majority, where she assisted with the communications efforts for the NYS Senate Majority Conference. She is a veteran of managing and creating digital content with more than ten years of experience working with state and local governments, nonprofits, and community-based organizations. Georgina’s experience working alongside community-based organizations, public relations, and writing has allowed her to create a communication approach that is unique.

Georgina received her BA in Journalism from Utica College of Syracuse University.
Portrait of Georgina Parsons.

Deputy Commissioner of Resiliency and Sustainability
Emily Rubenstein

Emily Rubenstein is overseeing the creation of the agency’s first Resiliency and Sustainability office. Through a 20-year career in government and nonprofit organizations, Emily has built deep expertise in sustainability, resiliency, and operational efficiency. In successive roles, she’s managed complex capital projects, policy development, strategic planning, and program implementation. Emily joins OGS from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, where she managed $200 million in FEMA-funded design and construction projects building resilient waterfront and electrical infrastructure. She also worked for the NYC Economic Development Corporation, where she managed projects financed by more than $1 billion in Federal and City funding, including new resilient facilities for NYC Health and Hospitals, as well as parks, roadways, and libraries. As a Senior Policy Advisor at the New York City Mayor’s Office, Emily developed and wrote the solid waste strategy for PlaNYC 2.0, Mayor Bloomberg’s long-term sustainability plan. Working for the Mayor’s Office of Operations, Emily managed high-priority projects aimed at improving city agency efficiency and service delivery. Among other successful projects, she spearheaded a multi-agency task force to identify and implement operational efficiencies across the City’s 26,000-vehicle fleet.

Emily received her BA from Bowdoin College and a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Chief Financial Officer
Erik J. Smith

As CFO, Erik leads the Office of Finance & Accountability. He has several years of experience developing financing strategies for large-scale, complex, and multi-phased industrial and commercial projects, utilizing both long-term tax-exempt conduit debt and conventional financing solutions.

Prior to joining OGS, Erik served as the Director of Internal Controls and Enterprise Analysis of the Albany Port District Commission, a NYS public authority. In this capacity he directed the fiscal and business affairs of the Commission and played a key role in strategic planning and project development. His leadership resulted in nearly $100 million worth of multiple large-scale capital and infrastructure projects; revenue growth of almost 20% through several commercial lease and licensing restructurings; and a strategic land acquisition enabling the Port to pursue opportunities within the sustainable energy market. Previously he served as the Vice President and CFO of the Capitalize Albany Corporation, developing key economic development projects within the City of Albany.

Erik received his BA from the University at Albany and an MBA from the College of Saint Rose.
Portrait of Erik Smith.

Associate Commissioner for Project Management
Tammy Bleyl

Tammy Bleyl is the Associate Commissioner for Project Management, where she is responsible for the overall performance, operation, compliance, and oversight of the agency’s newly established Project Management Office. Her team manages and communicates priorities and milestones for the agency’s technology-centric projects for all lines of business.

Before joining OGS, Tammy held various IT Project and Delivery focused positions in both the public and private sectors, with her most recent as the Vice President of Enterprise Application Solutions; Core Systems at CDPHP. As a United States Veteran, Tammy served in the United States Air Force and the NY Air National Guard. She also served as a Board Member of the Albany Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Tammy is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and holds an ITIL certification.

Tammy received her BS in Science, Math, and Technology from SUNY Empire State College and an AAS in Information Systems from the Community College of the Air Force.
Portrait of Tammy Bleyl.

Director of the Business Services Center
Sharon Buck

Sharon Buck is the Director of the Business Services Center (BSC), where she will oversee New York State’s central office for processing HR and finance transactions for multiple State agencies. Throughout her 20-year career in government, Sharon has developed multi-faceted expertise in organization management, performance measurement, project management, and business analysis. Sharon joins OGS from the NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), where she served as Assistant Comptroller in the Office of Operations, overseeing the NYS Payroll system, Office of Unclaimed Funds, and two primary accounting and reporting bureaus. While at OSC, Sharon helped implement a major upgrade to the State’s payroll system, guided multiple procurements for systems and technology, and led a new data analytics initiative. Sharon previously served as the BSC’s Deputy Director, overseeing the transition of numerous agencies to BSC services. She also served as an Assistant Director in OGS Procurement Services. She led various program units at the NYS Division of the Budget, where she managed the multi-million dollar budgets of the NYS DMV and multiple NYS transportation agencies and transit authorities.

Sharon received her BA in Political Science from Utica College of Syracuse University and her MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Portrait of Sharon Buck.

Chief Procurement Officer
Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for the New York State Office of General Services and manages more than 1,500 contracts with a portfolio value exceeding $29 billion. He is responsible for statewide contracts for commodities, services, and information technology for state agencies, state campuses, and other authorized users. In August 2016, Sean was appointed Chief Procurement Officer for New York State’s Office of General Services. He has earned the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) designation from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.

Sean’s prior public-sector experience includes serving as the Director of Onondaga County’s Division of Purchase from 2010 to 2016, having previously served as the division’s Assistant Director and architect of its S.M.A.R.T. (Strategic, Modernized, Accessible, Responsive, and Technology-Driven) purchasing methodology. He was also a member of the New York State Parks and Recreation Department Office of Law staff and a Director of Investigations for the New York State Consumer Protection Board. In the private sector, Sean managed his own consulting firm for nearly ten years and held a variety of leadership positions in political and civic organizations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany.
Portrait of Sean Carroll.

Associate Commissioner of State Asset and Land Management
Christian Leo

Christian Leo serves as an Associate Commissioner for the Office of General Services with oversight of the State Asset and Land Management Unit (SALM). SALM manages the state’s real estate interests, disposes of state real property, maintains state land records, and balances private and Public Trust interests in lands underwater. Prior to joining OGS, he served as Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Community Renewal at the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation, where he was responsible for the administration of over $100 million in annual community and economic development programming.

Christian holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the State University at Albany and a BA in Environmental Planning from the State College at Oneonta.
Portrait of Chris Leo.