Claudia Fernandez-Williams, Program Manager - Governor's Office of Storm Recovery
Ms. Fernandez-Williams is a project management professional with several years of experience gained during major infrastructure repair and mass transportation improvement work throughout the New York metropolitan area. Her project portfolio includes the multibillion-dollar redevelopment of John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport; the addition of a third track for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) through a densely populated section of Nassau County; and extensive storm repair and resiliency work stemming from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. She has worked with outstanding companies like the Structural Department of Aecom, the Architecture Department of Stantec, and the Infrastructure Department of GOSR. This disaster recovery work, involving both residential and municipal infrastructure repair, was performed for multiple agencies, including the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), the New York City Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations, and the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC). While serving as an agency liaison, Ms. Fernandez-Williams has worked in close collaboration with local and community leaders; assisted senior project leadership to promptly address any questions or concerns; and coordinated infrastructure work plans and activities with numerous towns, counties, and city and state agencies, including the New York City Department of Buildings (NYCDOB), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Catholic University of Asuncion (UCA) and an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from NCC.