David Rockefeller Fellows
Providing business leaders with a unique opportunity to better understand New York City and take a more active role in shaping the city’s future.
The David Rockefeller Fellows Program prepares senior corporate executives for more active leadership in civic and public affairs, following the model of the Partnership’s founding chairman.
- Enhance business and civic leadership skills
- Facilitate access to the knowledge and networks necessary to forge effective public-private partnerships
- Establish relationships between leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors
- Develop an alumni network that will support the Partnership’s policy and program objectives
During the 12-month program, fellows meet with leaders in the public and private sectors through a series of meetings, site visits and tours that are held two to three times per month.
public sector leaders
Meet with key government officials and heads of important nonprofit institutions to learn about their work and the issues they are dealing with. Participants gain a new appreciation for the complexity and challenges of managing public agencies. They hear about issues from many perspectives—legislators, labor leaders, journalists, civic activists and academics.
Private Sector Leaders
Meet in intimate settings with global business leaders, who share their insights on industry trends, management practices, and the value of civic engagement.
Attend Site Visits
Gain a first-hand view of the city’s nerve centers, including the Command Centers of the NYC Police Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Con Edison. There are insider tours of the World Trade Center; Rikers Island Correctional Facility; public high schools and charter schools; Manhattan Family Court; and several arts and cultural institutions.
Selection Criteria and Nomination Process
- Nominated by CEO member of the Partnership
- Rising stars in business and potential future CEOs
- Engaged in the life of their community
- Representative of the diversity of New York City’s business community
- The nomination process begins annually in May
- Interviews are conducted in July
- New Fellows are selected in July, and notified mid- to late August
- Program year begins in October
Current Fellows Class (2018–2019)
Jeffrey BruceDeputy Regional Managing Director
First Republic Bank
Amy CappellazzoChairman, Fine Art Division
Robert ClemensManaging Principal
Katherine DalyManaging Director of Strategy, Corporate Development
Global Atlantic Financial Company
John DiazRegional Vice President, East Region Corporate Casualty
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Dina DiLorenzoChief Operating Officer
Guggenheim Partners, LLC
Michelle DippManaging Director
General Atlantic LLC
Nata DvirGeneral Business Manager, Beauty
Snezana GebauerExecutive Managing Director & Head of U.S. Investigations & Disputes Practice
Fried Frank LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Susan KendallHead of Investor Relations
Linda KirkpatrickExecutive Vice President, U.S. Market Development
Holly KulkaExecutive Vice President, Global Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Control
Natalie LamarqueVice President, Corporate Compliance
New York Life Insurance Company
Amy LissauerManaging Director
Evercore Partners Inc.
Chris ManziniManaging Director, Corporate and Public Affairs
Hillary MenardChief of Staff & Head of Executive and Corporate Development Office
AXA Equitable Life
Josh NovakSenior Client Service Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Joanna RoseExecutive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
The Related Companies, L.P.
Thomas SanelliExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, NY Division
Vornado Realty Trust
Jean Selden GreeneManaging Director
Aleta StampleyVice President, Community Affairs, Commercial Bank, Northeast & Louisiana
Capital One Bank
Norton Rose Fulbright
Jim WenkExecutive Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle
Roberto YanezPresident & General Manager
Univision Communications Inc.
The David Rockefeller Fellows Program Alumni Group is a staple of the program. The alumni are responsible for maintaining the network and helping to promote the Program to potential Fellows.