Deputy Chief Diversity Officer
New York City Comptroller’s Office
Wendy Garcia is the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer in the Office of New York City Comptroller. In her current position, she is responsible for helping increase contracting opportunities for Women and Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) in New York City, implementing corporate board diversity initiatives, and helping to lead an Advisory Council on Economic Growth through Diversity and Inclusion, a group comprised of national, local, corporate, and government experts seeking to increase supplier diversity through transparency, accountability and disclosure in the public and private sectors.
Garcia was instrumental in the development of “Making the Grade: New York City Agency Report Card on Minority and Women- Owned Business Enterprises”, a report that examined how well City agencies were meeting existing supplier diversity laws while outlining additional measures that could be taken to increase the participation of MWBEs in City contracting.
With 10 years of experience, Ms. Garcia has held various positions in New York City government and academia such as the Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships at the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the Deputy Director of Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and she worked closely with the Rockefeller Foundation through Baruch College on ground breaking research effecting immigrant communities.
Wendy earned her Masters of Science in Urban Policy and Management from New School University with a concentration in Economic Development, and her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Delaware. She has been recognized by The Manhattan Times, El Diario Newspaper and Siempre Mujer Magazine as Top 10 Latinos in the World making a Change along with Pope Francis and Sonia Sotomayor. She is a proud Dominican American from Washington Heights, currently living in the Bronx with her 2 children.