Magalie D. Austin serves as Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Minority and Business Enterprises where she is responsible for oversight, policy and accountability of the City’s M/WBE Program. Magalie previously served as the Chief Diversity and Industry Relations Officer for the New York City Department of Design and Construction where she was responsible for managing the agency’s Minority and Women Business Enterprises program and served as the Commissioner representative to the built industry. Under Magalie’s leadership, the Office of Diversity and Industry Relations created and implemented innovative solutions that increased contract opportunities for minority-and women- owned business entities, awarding over $2 billion in capital projects, making the agency one of the leading NYC agencies in contract awards to M/WBE’s. During Magalie’s tenure, DDC increased its M/WBE utilization from 9.7% to 32%. Maggie is a recognized industry leader and subject matter expert on the value of inclusion in empowering communities through economic development.