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

Gale Brewer, Borough President

Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel
New York City Law Department

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

Lynn Kelly, President & CEO
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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

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

Thomas G. Lewis, President
Transportation Ventures, LLC

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

Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Restaurateur
Marcus Samuelsson Group

Joseph E. Spinnato, President
Hotel Association of NYC

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

Maria Torres-Springer, President
New York City Economic Development Corporation

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

Jaclyn Bernstein, President & Partner, Empire Force Events

Daniel Boockvar, CEO, New York Cruise Lines

Thomas Bosco, Aviation Director, NY-NJ Port Authority

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, President & CEO, The National September 11th Memorial and Museum

Susan Delvalle, Arts Consultant

Lisa DeRosa, Vice President & General Manager, Regional Client Group – Eastern Region, American Express

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

Jeff Friday, Founder and CEO, Film Life Inc.

Rick Friedberg, President, Liberty Connections, Ltd.

Sandra Garcia Betancourt, Executive Director & CEO, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance

Thelma Golden, Executive Director, Studio Museum in Harlem

Scott Goldsmith, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Titan

Eric Gordon, Founder, Beyond Times Square

Maria Hinojosa, President & Founder, The Futuro Media Group

Caroline Hirsch, President & CEO, Carolines on Broadway

Jukay Hsu, Founder & Executive Director, Coalition for Queens (C4Q)

Paul Insalaco, Chief Revenue Officer, Tracer

Jon Kaplan, Head of Global Sales, Pinterest

Jeffrey Kay, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Muss Development

Larcelia Kebe, President, Harlem, Your Way! Tours

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, Vice President, CitySights NY

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

Jonelle Procope, President & CEO, Apollo Theater Foundation

Laura Raicovich, Executive Director, Queens Museum

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

Taryn Sacramone, Managing Director, Queens Theatre

Andreas Sappok, Managing Partner, Imagine Communications

Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Director, El Museo del Barrio

Tren'ness Woods-Black, VP Communications, Sylvia's "Soul Food" Restaurant

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

Alfred C. Cerullo, III, President & CEO, Grand Central Partnership

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

Ruben Diaz Jr., Borough President, Bronx

Meera Joshi, Commissioner, Taxi & Limousine Commission

Melinda Katz, Borough President, Queens

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

Tucker Reed, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation

Francis Tedesco, President, Academy Bus Tours