JOSE A. SANTIAGO
Entity: Chicago Fire Department
In February 2012, Mayor Emanuel appointed José A. Santiago as the Fire Commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department. Mr. Santiago manages nearly 5,000 sworn-in members and an annual budget of over $560 million. He has made the Chicago Fire Department a leader in fire service by implementing best practices, including sweeping changes to the incident command policies with the use of innovative technology. Santiago served in the United States Marine Corps for over 32 years.