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Anthony Pascente

Anthony Pascente

Executive Vice President , K + P Advisory, LLC - specializing in program management, infrastructure advisory, and general consulting
Anthony Pascente most recently served as Acting Director and Chief of Staff for Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). Anthony was appointed as the Acting Director by Governor Pritzker to lead the State’s administrative services agency where he oversaw the nearly $7 billion annual budget and more than 800 employees. Prior to joining CMS, Anthony served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the City of Chicago in the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. In that role, he oversaw the City’s physical infrastructure departments. He was responsible for the City’s capital planning program, oversaw an average of 350 projects per year with a construction value of $15B. He joined the Office of the Mayor after serving two years as Deputy Commissioner with the City’s Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) department where he managed the fiscal, procurement, and information technology operations. Regarded as a budgetary and contract management expert, Anthony prepared, executed, and managed the department’s annual operating budget and procured more than $500M of goods and services while exceeding the City’s Minority and Women Owned Business participation goals.
Anthony is a lifelong Chicagoan who earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University (Chicago), and his MBA from Roosevelt University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also holds certificates in Project Management from UC Berkeley, Public Performance Management from Rutgers University, Contract Management from George Washington University, and Municipal Finance from University of Chicago. He is currently a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Civic Federation, and City Club of Chicago.