AWIB 2016 Procurement Conference
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Director of the Mayor's Office of Contract Services
Michael Owh was appointed as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) and city chief procurement officer by Mayor de Blasio in March 2016. Mr. Owh has been with MOCS since 2014, serving as First Deputy Director and Special Counsel. In these roles, he supported the procurement process for City agencies and the growth of initiatives such as the City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program.
Prior to MOCS, Mr. Owh was the General Counsel at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, where he oversaw the contract award process for 280 after school programs. Mr. Owh also served as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Small Business Services and helped implement programs such as the Workforce1 Career Centers and NYC Business Solutions Centers, which help foster the City’s small businesses by offering business owners financial assistance, legal advice and more.
Michael Owh received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his J.D. from the St. John’s University School of Law.