Board of Directors

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

CO-CHAIRS

William E. Ford

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chief Executive Officer, 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

Chief Executive Officer, 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.

PARTNERSHIP OFFICERS

Catherine Engelbert

Secretary, Partnership for New York City

Commissioner, WNBA

Deanna M. Mulligan

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chief Executive Officer, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

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.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Lee S. Ainslie, III

Managing Partner

Maverick Capital

Ajay Banga

Chief Executive Officer

Mastercard

Leon Black

Chairman & CEO

Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Jeff T. Blau

Chief Executive Officer

The Related Companies, L.P.

Albert Bourla

Chairman & CEO

Pfizer Inc.

Michael L. Corbat

Chief Executive Officer

Citigroup

James Dimon

Chairman & CEO

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Blair W. Effron

Co-Founder

Centerview Partners

Catherine Engelbert

Commissioner

WNBA

Laurence D. Fink

Chairman & CEO

BlackRock

William E. Ford

Chief Executive Officer

General Atlantic LLC

Jeff Gennette

Chairman & CEO

Macy's, Inc.

Daniel Glaser

President & CEO

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Barry M. Gosin

Chief Executive Officer

Newmark Knight Frank

Kelly Grier

U.S. Chairman & Americas Managing Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

Kenneth M. Jacobs

Chairman & CEO

Lazard Ltd

Brad S. Karp

Chair

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Charles R. Kaye

Chief Executive Officer

Warburg Pincus LLC

Henry R. Kravis

Co-Chairman & Co-CEO

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

John McAvoy

Chairman, President & CEO

Con Edison, Inc.

Deanna M. Mulligan

Chief Executive Officer

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

John Paulson

President

Paulson & Co., Inc.

Debbie Perelman

President & CEO

Revlon, Inc.

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.

Chairman

Infor

Steven L. Rattner

Chairman & CEO

Willett Advisors LLC

Steven Rubenstein

President

Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

Kevin P. Ryan

Founder & CEO

AlleyCorp

Alan D. Schnitzer

Chairman & CEO

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman

Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder

Blackstone

David M. Solomon

Chairman & CEO

Goldman Sachs

Rob Speyer

President & CEO

Tishman Speyer

Stephen Squeri

Chairman & CEO

American Express Company

Robert K. Steel

Chairman

Perella Weinberg Partners

Steven R. Swartz

President & CEO

Hearst

James S. Tisch

President & CEO

Loews Corporation

Joseph Ucuzoglu

Chief Executive Officer

Deloitte

George H. Walker

Chairman & CEO

Neuberger Berman Group LLC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

In Memoriam: David Rockefeller

1915-2017

Ellen Alemany

Chairman & CEO

CIT Group Inc.

Robert Bakish

President & CEO

ViacomCBS Inc.

Neil Barr

Managing Partner

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Candace K. Beinecke

Senior Partner

Huges Hubbard & Reed LLP

Stephen Berger

Chairman

Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC

William H. Berkman

Co-Chairman & CEO

Digital Landscape Group, Inc.

Michael W. Blair

Presiding Partner

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Kathy Bloomgarden

Chief Executive Officer

Ruder Finn, Inc.

John Bruckner

President, NY

National Grid

Martin S. Burger

Chief Executive Officer

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

H. Rodgin Cohen

Senior Chairman

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Marc Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

PJ Solomon, L.P

Stacey Cunningham

President

NYSE

Anthony J. de Nicola

President

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

William R. Dougherty

Chairman, Executive Committee

Simpson Tacher & Bartlett LLP

Brian Duperreault

Chief Executive Officer

American International Group, Inc.

Douglas Durst

Chairman

Durst Organization Inc.

Joel S. Ehrenkranz

Partner & Co-Founder

Ehrenkranz Partners L.P.

Hafize Gaye Erkan

President & Board Member

First Republic Bank

Joseph R. Ficalora

President & CEO

New York Community Bancorp, Inc.

Winston C. Fisher

Partner

Fisher Brothers

Alan H. Fishman

Chairman

Ladder Capital Finance

Mark T. Gallogly

Co-Founder & Managing Principal

Centerbridge Partners

Dexter Goei

Chief Executive Officer

Altice USA

Timothy Gokey

Chief Executive Officer

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

James P. Gorman

Chairman & CEO

Morgan Stanley

Alan Gorsky

Chairman & CEO

Johnson & Johnson

Johnathan N. Grayer

Chairman & CEO

Weld North LLC

Robin Hayes

Chief Executive Officer

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Jonathan S. Henes

Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Paul Horgan

Head of U.S. Commercial Insurance

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

Michael A. Khalaf

President & CEO

MetLife, Inc.

Paul Knopp

U.S. Chairman & CEO

KPMG LLP

William P. Lauder

Executive Chairman

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Richard S. LeFrak

Chairman & CEO

The LeFrak Organization

Joey Levin

Chief Executive Officer

IAC

Allan Levine

Chairman & CEO

Global Atlantic Financial Company

Howard W. Lutnick

Chairman & CEO

Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.

Vikram Malhotra

Senior Partner & Chairman of the Americas

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

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

Collective[i]

Ken Moelis

Chairman & CEO

Moelis & Company

Greg Mondre

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Silver Lake

Thomas Montag

Chief Operating Officer

Bank of America Corporation

Oscar Munoz

Executive Chairman

United Airlines, Inc.

Jon Oringer

Executive Chairman

Shutterstock, Inc.

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

HSBC Bank USA

James D. Robinson, III

Co-Founder & General Partner

RRE Ventures

Michael I. Roth

Chairman & CEO

Interpublic Group

Steven Roth

Chairman & CEO

Vornado Realty Trust

William C. Rudin

Co-Chairman & CEO

Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Timothy Ryan

U.S. Chairman & Senior Partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Faiza Saeed

Presiding Partner

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Scott Salmirs

President & CEO

ABM Industries Inc.

Suzanne Shank

President & CEO

Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

Joshua Silverman

Chief Executive Officer

Etsy, Inc.

Charles Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Sotheby's

Paul J. Taubman

Chairman & CEO

PJT Partners Inc.

Paul Todd

Chief Executive Officer

GLG

Bridget van Kralingen

Senior Vice President, Global Markets

IBM Corporation

David Winter

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Standard Industries Inc.

Robert Wolf

Chief Executive Officer

32 Advisors, LLC

David M. Zaslav

President & CEO

Discovery, Inc.

Strauss Zelnick

Partner

ZMC

EX-OFFICIO

Sophia Hudson

Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Richard Jeanneret

Americas Vice Chair

Ernst & Young LLP

Charles Weinstein

Chief Executive Officer

EisnerAmper LLP