May 16, 2011

Mayor-elect Emanuel Names David Reynolds Next Commissioner of Dept. of General Services, Plans to Unify City Asset Management

Previously posted on April 22, 2011

Today, Mayor-elect Emanuel announced that David Reynolds will lead the Department of General Services, which will incorporate the City's Department of Fleet Management.

"As Commissioner, David Reynolds will manage all City government property, from facilities and leases to the vehicle fleet. He will be charged with improving the energy efficiency of City buildings and vehicles, which will save taxpayers money while maintaining a high quality of service delivery," said Emanuel. "David is the right person to implement these changes. He has a strong background in facilities management, expertise in green technology and sustainable development, a track record of outstanding service in City government, and excellent engineering credentials."

David Reynolds is currently Vice President of Real Estate Services at IFF, the Midwest's largest nonprofit community development financial institution. Previously, Reynolds led the Chicago environmental practice of AECOM (formerly Earth Tech). Reynolds has also served First Deputy Commissioner in Chicago's Department of Environment, where he launched some of the city's most successful green initiatives, including the Chicago Center for Green Technology and Green Homes for Chicago. He is an engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional.