Maria T. Osorio
Maria T. Osorio is an Assistant Commissioner within the Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Maria is a proud, first generation Dominican, whose parent migrated to the United States in 1962 from Barahona, Dominican Republic.
At SBS, Maria is responsible for growing the base of minority and/or women owned businesses that can compete in the government market place and help connect them to contracting opportunities. Maria has over 15 years of experience in research, data analysis, policy development, compliance monitoring and a substantial knowledge of City procurement, most recently at the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services. Maria specialized in construction contract analysis and her portfolio of New York City agencies included Dept. of Environmental Protection, Dept. of Transportation, Design and Construction, Parks & Recreation, and Sanitation. She has also served as a Project Manager with the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination and a Water Quality Scientist for both the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and the State of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Maria holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from Long Island University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College/CUNY.