NYC & Company Board of Directors


NYC & Company Board of Directors

Emily Rafferty, Chairman
President Emeritus, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Charles Flateman, Vice Chairman
Vice President of Marketing, The Shubert Organization

Fred Dixon, President & CEO
NYC & Company

Executive Committee

Andrew Bodziak, Area Managing Director
Starwood Hotels of New York

Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel
New York City Law Department

Vijay Dandapani, President & CEO
Hotel Association of NYC

Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner
Department of Cultural Affairs

Joel Fisher, Executive Vice President
Sports and Arena Renovation, Madison Square Garden

Ellen Futter, President
American Museum of Natural History

Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development
Office of the Mayor

Maneesh K. Goyal, President and Founder

Gail Grimmett, President, Elite Travel Division
Travel Leaders Group

Margaret Honey, President & CEO
New York Hall of Science

Hervé Houdré, Regional Director of Operations & General Manager
InterContinental The Barclay

Melinda Katz, Borough President

Lynn Kelly, Executive Director
New Yorkers for Parks

David Keys, Vice President of Sales – East
Hilton Worldwide New York

Patti Lee, Regional Senior VP & General Manager
Macy's New York, Inc.

Lisa Linden, CEO
LAK Public Relations, Inc.

Spencer Means, Senior Vice President
Corcoran Realty

Julie Menin, Commissioner
NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment

Scott Nadeau, General Manager
New York Marriott Marquis

Tracy Nieporent, Director of Marketing/Partner
Myriad Restaurant Group

James Patchett, President & CEO
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Restaurateur
Marcus Samuelsson Group

Charlotte St. Martin, President
The Broadway League

Alan Steel, President & CEO
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York

Tim Tompkins, President
Times Square Alliance

Nick Valenti, CEO
Patina Restaurant Group

Peter Ward, President
NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council

Gerri Warren Merrick, President
Warren Merrick Communications

Lloyd A. Williams, President & CEO
Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Jack Withiam, Jr.
Event Services and Management, LLC

Tim Zagat, Co-Founder
Co-Chair & CEO
Zagat Survey

Board of Directors

Wilma Alonso, Executive Director, Fordham Road BID

Gina Argento, President & CEO, Broadway Stages

David Berliner, Brooklyn Museum

Jaclyn Bernstein, President & Partner, Empire Force Events

Daniel Boockvar, CEO, New York Cruise Lines

Michael Burke, COO, Statue Cruises

Judith Byrd, President, Byrd Retail Group

John Calvelli, Executive Vice President, Wildlife Conservation Society

Frank Castronovo, Co-Founder, Frankie's Spuntino

Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space

Harry Coghlan, President & General Manager, ClearChannel Outdoor – New York Division

Michael Cogswell, Director, Louis Armstrong House Museum

Joseph Daniels, McKinsey & Company

Keith Douglas, President, KD&CO, Inc.

Mary Farrell, Senior Director of Sales, Top of the Rock Observation Deck & Rockefeller Center

Mike Fiorentino, General Manager, Manhattan Center Studios

Rick Friedberg, President, Liberty Connections, Ltd.

Scott Goldsmith, Intersection Media LLC

Eric Gordon, Founder, Beyond Times Square

Caroline Hirsch, President & CEO, Carolines on Broadway

Huntley Lawrence, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Kerry Mack, Vice President of Revenue & Distribution, Highgate Hotels – New York Area

Erika Mallin, Executive Director, Signature Theatre Company

Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President & CEO, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Mark Marmurstein, Twin America

Fernando Mateo, Co-Founder, La Marina

Mitchell B. Modell, CEO, Modell's Sporting Goods

Anthony Napoli, President, Briggs, Inc., a DMC Network Company

Richard Nicotra, Chairman/President, The Nicotra Group, LLC

Travis Noyes, Chief Marketing Officer, New York Wheel; Senior Vice President of Marketing, Empire Outlets

Patricia Ornst, Delta Airlines

Jonelle Procope, President & CEO, Apollo Theater Foundation

Laura Raicovich, Executive Director, Queens Museum

Anthony Ramirez II, Co-Founder, The Bronx Beer Hall

Frances Resheske, Con Edison

Taryn Sacramone, Managing Director, Queens Theatre

Andreas Sappok, Managing Partner, Imagine Communications

Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Museum of Arts and Design

Kathy Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center


Eric Adams, Borough President, Brooklyn

Daniel A. Biederman, President, 34th Street Partnership

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Wellington Z. Chen, Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation

Ruben Diaz Jr., Borough President, Bronx

Sandra Garcia Betancourt, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

Maria Hinojosa, The Futuro Group

Jukay Hsu, Coalition for Queens

Meera Joshi, Commissioner, Taxi & Limousine Commission

Larcelia Kebe, Harlem, Your Way! Tours

Jessica Lappin, President, Downtown Alliance

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker, New York City Council

Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Daniel Nigro, Commissioner, New York City Fire Department

James Oddo, Borough President, Staten Island

James P. O'Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

Alicia Pierro, Executive Director, Big Apple Greeter

Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation

Francis Tedesco, President, Academy Bus Tours