Board of Directors

Our board represents a significant network of New York City’s business leaders with wide representation across sectors and industries.


William E. Ford

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chairman & CEO, General Atlantic LLC

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Steven R. Swartz

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

President & CEO, Hearst

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William E. Ford

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chairman & CEO, General Atlantic LLC

As CEO of General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, Bill Ford has over 25 years of experience investing in and helping to build leading growth companies including IHS Markit, e*Trade, Priceline, and First Republic Bank. Under Mr. Ford’s leadership, General Atlantic has expanded its global presence, increased its capital base, and deepened its capabilities to identify and partner with high-potential growth companies across multiple business sectors and geographies.

Mr. Ford joined General Atlantic in 1991 and became CEO in 2007. He serves on the boards of several current portfolio companies, including IHS Markit and Tory Burch. He was formerly a director of prior General Atlantic investments, including First Republic Bank, NYSE Euronext, e*Trade, Priceline, and NYMEX. Mr. Ford is chairman of General Atlantic’s Executive Committee and is a member of the firm’s Investment and Portfolio Committees.

Mr. Ford is involved with a number of educational and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the boards of Rockefeller University, where he is Chair, The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Lincoln Center. Mr. Ford is active in business education serving as a member of the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management. From 2001 to 2013, he was a trustee of Amherst College and currently serves on the Investment Committee for the College’s endowment.

Mr. Ford serves on the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City, the Board of Directors of BlackRock, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Endeavor. He is also a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The New York State Life Science Advisory Board, and The Steering Committee for The CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.

Steven R. Swartz

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

President & CEO, Hearst

Steven R. Swartz became president and chief executive officer of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, on June 1, 2013, having worked for the company for more than 20 years and served as its chief operating officer since 2011.

Hearst’s major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global financial services leader Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; transportation assets including CAMP Systems International, a major provider of software-as-a-service solutions for managing maintenance of jets and helicopters; 33 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts, and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, more than 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Men’s Health and Car and Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital entertainment companies such as Complex Networks.

Swartz, 57, is a member of the Hearst board of directors, a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust and a director of the Hearst Foundations.

He was president of Hearst Newspapers from 2009 to 2011 and executive vice president from 2001 to 2008. From 1995 to 2000, Swartz was president and chief executive of SmartMoney, a magazine venture launched by Hearst and The Wall Street Journal in 1991 with Swartz as founding editor. Under his leadership, SmartMoney magazine won two National Magazine Awards and was Advertising Age’s Magazine of the Year.

Swartz began his career in 1984 as a reporter with The Wall Street Journal after graduating from Harvard. He served as an editor on the Journal’s Page One staff from 1989 to 1991.

Swartz is chairman of the Associated Press and a member of the board of directors of ESPN and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where he is also chairman of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund and co-chairman of the Lincoln Center Business Advisory Council. He is a trustee of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, vice chairman of the Partnership for New York City and a member of the Business Roundtable.


Catherine Engelbert

Secretary, Partnership for New York City

Commissioner, WNBA

Jane Fraser

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chief Executive Officer, Citi

Kewsong Lee

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group

Kevin P. Ryan

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Founder & CEO, AlleyCorp

George H. Walker

Treasurer, Partnership for New York City

Chairman & CEO, Neuberger Berman Group LLC

Kathryn S. Wylde

President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

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Kathryn S. Wylde

President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Kathryn Wylde is President and CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business organization.  Its mission is to work with government, labor, and the civic sector to build a stronger New York, with a focus on education, infrastructure and the economy.

Prior to taking over the Partnership presidency in 2001, Wylde was the founding CEO of both the Partnership’s housing and investment fund affiliates.  From 1982 to 2000, she was responsible for developing and managing affordable housing and economic development programs that contributed to the renaissance of blighted urban neighborhoods across the five boroughs.  With the investment fund, she developed a network of business leaders and investors that nurtured the growth of the city’s “innovation economy,” creating thousands of jobs and promoting entrepreneurial business initiatives.

Wylde is an internationally known expert in housing, economic development and urban policy. She has received honorary degrees from Fordham University and St. Francis College and serves on a number of boards and advisory groups, including the NYC Economic Development Corporation, the Fund for Public Schools, Manhattan Institute, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and the Governor’s NYC Regional Economic Development Council. She has authored numerous articles and policy papers and has been recognized for her leadership by dozens of educational, professional and nonprofit institutions.

Prior to joining the Partnership, Wylde worked in senior positions at the former Anchor Savings Bank and at Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She is a native of Madison, Wisconsin, a graduate of St. Olaf College, and resides in Brooklyn, New York.


Lee S. Ainslie, III

Managing Partner

Maverick Capital

Jeffrey H. Aronson

Managing Principal

Centerbridge Partners

Robert Bakish

President & CEO

ViacomCBS Inc.

Neil Barr

Chair & Managing Partner

Davis Polk & Wardell LLP

Jeff T. Blau

Chief Executive Officer

The Related Companies, L.P.

Albert Bourla

Chairman & CEO

Pfizer Inc.

Timothy Cawley

Chairman, President & CEO

Con Edison, Inc.

Jamie Dimon

Chairman & CEO

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Blair W. Effron


Centerview Partners

Catherine Engelbert



Laurence D. Fink

Chairman & CEO


William E. Ford

Chairman & CEO

General Atlantic LLC

Jane Fraser

Chief Executive Officer


Jeff Gennette

Chairman & CEO

Macy's, Inc.

Dan Glaser

President & CEO

Marsh McLennan

Barry M. Gosin

Chief Executive Officer


Evan G. Greenberg

Chairman & CEO


Kelly Grier

US Chair & Managing Partner & Americas Managing Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

Kenneth M. Jacobs

Chairman & CEO


Brad S. Karp


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Charles R. Kaye

Chief Executive Officer

Warburg Pincus LLC

Henry R. Kravis

Co-Founder & Executive Co-Chairman

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Rochelle B. Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Kewsong Lee

Chief Executive Officer

The Carlyle Group

Martin Lipton

Senior Partner

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Peter W. May

President & Founding Partner

Trian Partners

Andrew McMahon

CEO & President

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Deanna M. Mulligan

Chief Executive Officer


John Paulson


Paulson & Co., Inc.

Debbie Perelman

President & CEO

Revlon, Inc.

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.

Managing Partner & Co-Founder


Steven L. Rattner

Chairman & CEO

Willett Advisors LLC

Steven Rubenstein


Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

Kevin P. Ryan

Founder & CEO


Alan D. Schnitzer

Chairman & CEO

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman

Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder


David M. Solomon

Chairman & CEO

Goldman Sachs

Rob Speyer

President & CEO

Tishman Speyer

Robert K. Steel

Vice Chair

Perella Weinberg Partners

Steven R. Swartz

President & CEO


James S. Tisch

President & CEO

Loews Corporation

Joseph Ucuzoglu

Chief Executive Officer


George H. Walker

Chairman & CEO

Neuberger Berman Group LLC


In Memoriam: David Rockefeller


Ellen Alemany

Vice Chairwoman

First Citizens Bank

Glenn R. August

Founder & CEO

Oak Hill Advisors L.P.

Candace K. Beinecke

Senior Partner

Huges Hubbard & Reed LLP

Stephen Berger


Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC

William H. Berkman

Co-Chairman & CEO

Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc.

Michael W. Blair

Presiding Partner

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Kathy Bloomgarden

Chief Executive Officer

Ruder Finn, Inc.

Marty Burger

Chief Executive Officer

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

H. Rodgin Cohen

Senior Chairman

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Marc Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Solomon Partners

Stacey Cunningham

Board of Directors


Anthony J. de Nicola


Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

William R. Dougherty

Chairman, Executive Committee

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Douglas Durst


Durst Organization Inc.

Joel S. Ehrenkranz

Partner & Co-Founder

Ehrenkranz Partners L.P.

Winston C. Fisher


Fisher Brothers

Thomas P. Gibbons

Chief Executive Officer

BNY Mellon

Dexter Goei

Chief Executive Officer

Altice USA

Timothy Gokey

Chief Executive Officer

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

James P. Gorman

Chairman & CEO

Morgan Stanley

Alex Gorsky

Executive Chairman

Johnson & Johnson

Robin Hayes

Chief Executive Officer

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Liz Hilton Segel

Global Leader, Industry Practices

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Paul Horgan

Head of U.S. Commercial Insurance

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

Michel A. Khalaf

President & CEO

MetLife, Inc.

Linda Kirkpatrick

President, North America


Paul Knopp

U.S. Chairman & CEO


William P. Lauder

Executive Chairman

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Richard S. LeFrak

Chairman & CEO


Joey Levin

Chief Executive Officer


Allan Levine

Chairman & CEO

Global Atlantic Financial Company

Howard W. Lutnick

Chairman & CEO

Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.

Roger Lynch

Chief Executive Officer

Condé Nast

Joel S. Marcus

Executive Chairman & Founder

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Theodore Mathas

Chairman & CEO

New York Life Insurance Company

Heidi Messer

Co-Founder & Chairperson


Edward J. Minskoff

Chairman & CEO

Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.

Ken Moelis

Chairman & CEO

Moelis & Company

Greg Mondre

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Silver Lake

Douglas L. Peterson

President & CEO

S&P Global

Michael A. Peterson

Chairman & CEO

Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Deirdre Quinn

Co-Founder & CEO

Lafayette 148 New York

Michael Roberts

President & CEO


James D. Robinson, III

Co-Founder & General Partner

RRE Ventures

Steven Roth

Chairman & CEO

Vornado Realty Trust

William C. Rudin

Co-Chairman & CEO

Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Timothy Ryan

U.S. Chair & Senior Partner


Faiza Saeed

Presiding Partner

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Scott Salmirs

President & CEO

ABM Industries Inc.

Caryn Seidman-Becker

Chairman & CEO


Suzanne Shank

President & CEO

Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

Joshua Silverman

Chief Executive Officer

Etsy, Inc.

Jeffrey M. Solomon

Chair & CEO


Stephen J. Squeri

Chairman & CEO

American Express

Paul J. Taubman

Chairman & CEO

PJT Partners Inc.

Paul Todd

Chief Executive Officer


David Winter

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Standard Industries Inc.

Rudolph Wynter

President, NY

National Grid

Peter Zaffino

Chairman & CEO

American International Group, Inc.

David M. Zaslav

President & CEO

Discovery, Inc.

Strauss Zelnick



James Zelter


Apollo Global Management, Inc.


Sophia Hudson


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Richard Jeanneret

Americas Vice Chair & US East Region Managing Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

Charles Weinstein

Chief Executive Officer

EisnerAmper LLP