Ponce, 62, has an extensive background in local government, most recently serving as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Housing Authority. Ponce, who has been on the CHA board since 2003, was charged with the interim management of the third largest housing authority in the country.
Ponce has previously served as the chief of staff at the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which runs McCormick Place, where he implemented a 25 percent reduction in the Authority’s non-union workforce. He also served as the chief human resources officer at the Chicago Public Schools, as commissioner of the Chicago’s Department of General Services and as executive director of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association.
“Carlos has over 20 years of experience in operations and human resources management in public, non-profit and private organizations,” President Preckwinkle said. “He will be a valuable addition to my administrative team and to Cook County.”
Ponce is the founder and CEO of Resonance Management & Technology Solutions Inc., a management consulting firm that has worked with public sector organizations at the local and state levels.