Since joining DEP in 1983, Commissioner Vincent Sapienza has dedicated his career to protecting and improving New York City’s critical water infrastructure. Prior to his current role, Mr. Sapienza served in two senior positions within the agency, leading the Bureau of Wastewater Treatment from 2009 through 2014, and then heading the Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction until June 2016. He then served as Acting Commissioner until his appointment as DEP Commissioner on October 3, 2017.
Mr. Sapienza is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and holds a B.S. from Columbia University and an MBA from Hofstra University’s School of Business.