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NYCHA General Manager Cecil House


As General Manager, Cecil House manages NYCHA’s network of over 400 community facilities and a host of community, educational, recreational, and employment initiatives. In addition, General Manager Cecil House will lead a staff of over 11,000 NYCHA employees and manage an annual budget in excess of more than $3 billion dollars in federal, state and local assistance.

General Manager Cecil House joins NYCHA from Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States with 18,000 employees, where he served as Senior Vice President for the Operations Support Business Unit and also as the company’s Chief Procurement Officer.  General Manager Cecil House also managed a combined annual budget of nearly $1 billion, and in his capacity as SCE’s chief procurement officer, he also managed expenditures for materials and services in excess of $4 billion, $1.4 billion of which was spent with Asian, African American, Hispanic and women-owned businesses. His responsibilities at SCE included managing a broad set of functions critical to the success of SCE, including supply management and logistics; fleet operations; emergency preparedness; employee health and safety; security; environmental services,  sustainability; and real estate and facilities, where he managed 6 million square feet of space.

Before his time at SCE, Cecil House was Vice President of Customer Operations at Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility. General Manager Cecil House is a member of the bar in New York and Virginia and is a Certified Process Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia; a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School; and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.  General Manager Cecil House has served and continues to serve as a director or trustee of several not-for profit organizations. 

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