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Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora is an experienced leader who successfully oversaw the largest municipal design and construction agency in the country, and is currently engaged with M&J as a Senior Executive Advisor. In this role, Dr. PenaMora advises M&J in strategic planning and tactical execution related to the development and growth of the company, including mergers and acquisitions. His role involves enhancing project strategy and managerial processes to ensure successful project delivery. Dr. Peña-Mora’s work has earned him an international reputation in processes improvement and management of the design and development of large capital programs. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Buildings (CIOB) in the UK, as well as an elected member of the Dominican Republic Academy of Sciences, and the United States National Academy of Construction.

Dr. Peña-Mora has been devoted to advancing excellence and innovation in the construction industry as both a leader and educator. His work as the New York City Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction, the largest municipal capital construction agency in the nation with over 1200 projects valued at more than $15 Billion undertaken by more than 1400 employees and 1300 consultants where he served from 2014-2017 is a testament to his leadership. During his tenure at DDC, Dr. Peña-Mora started and/or completed more than 860 construction projects valued at more than $9 billion. During his tenure, the agency also committed more than $5.4 billion in new contracts by improving the capital project procurement process. DDC also received more than 80 design and professional awards. Each one of these accomplishments broke record for DDC. Through process improvements and strategic resource allocation, DDC increased new contracts commitments for infrastructure by 137%, reduced payment-processing times by 25%, and reduced the duration of change order processing by 20%. The agency also saw a 32% increase in its five-year capital plan funding, approximately a $1 billion above the 2007 pre-recession high.

At DDC, Dr. Peña-Mora’s priorities included the creation and expansion of resilient and sustainable projects to protect New York City against extreme weather emergencies and reduce green gas emissions, as well as the successful delivery of mega projects for the City of New York. As part of the New York City East-Side Coastal Resiliency Program, Dr. Pena-Mora led the Program Management efforts to procure and manage the design contract responsible for ensuring that the Rebuild by Design principles of not only protecting New York Lower East Side against floodwaters and sea level rising but also provide a community asset with much desirable amenities for the community. He also led the successful completion of the award-winning Public Safety Answering Center II to provide redundancy and support to existing 911 services with a state-of-the-art resilient facility. Other successful projects include the 750,000-square-foot New York City Police Academy, which almost tripled the training space for New York Finest with hands-on scenario-based tactical village training and the Times Square pedestrian-centric plaza, a New York City crown jewel, visited by more than 130 million a year.