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Carlos Ponce Named Interim Chicago Housing Authority Chief
It was announced July 1 that veteran City Hall administrator Carlos Ponce has been named interim CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA).
He will replace Lewis Jordan, who had held the top job since 2007 and resigned after weeks in the hot seat due to questionable charges on his agency credit card.
On July 9, 2003, Mayor Richard Daley appointed Carlos Ponce as Commissioner of the Chicago Housing Authority. He is Chief Executive Officer of Resonance Management and Technology Solutions, Inc.—a management consulting firm. Commissioner Ponce has over 20 years of experience in general and human resources management in public, non-profit and private organizations.
Prior to joining Resonance Management and Technology Solutions, Commissioner Ponce was the chief human resources officer for the Chicago Public Schools where he led the human resource restructuring efforts of the city’s schools – Illinois’ third largest employer and a $3.5 billion entity.
Commissioner Ponce’s previous experience also includes four years as a commissioner with the City of Chicago’s Department of General Services, and executive director of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association and the Spanish Coalition for Jobs, Inc.
Commissioner Ponce has held senior management positions with the Norwegian-American and Lincoln West hospitals along with the City of Chicago’s Department of Health.