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Partnership Announces 2022 Class of David Rockefeller Fellows

February 17, 2022


Katy Feinberg
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Today the Partnership for New York City announced the 2022 class of David Rockefeller Fellows, an immersive one-year program where private sector executives learn about the city and state and build civic leadership skills. This class includes 42 business leaders from diverse industries, including finance, professional services, real estate, retail and transportation.

The program focuses on the most pressing challenges facing New York, including public safety, workforce development and education. They will meet with elected officials, members of the media, and leaders of government agencies and nonprofit organizations, such as the New York City Police Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the NYC Department of Education.

Since the program was established in 1988, nearly 500 executives have participated. Upon completion, the new class will join an elite group of program alumni, many of whom have gone on to become the CEO of their company or take positions in public service. Examples include two federal judges, a First Deputy Comptroller of NYC, the CEO of NYCHA, and CEOs or presidents of companies such as Mastercard, Blackstone, Silver Lake, Con Edison, National Grid, and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

“This program gives business leaders who are committed to New York City a first-hand look at how decisions are made and complex operations like the MTA, Con Edison and the NYPD are managed,” said Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. “Our objective is to help business leaders become more knowledgeable and engaged citizens of the city.”

“I want to extend my congratulations to all 42 new fellows. As an alum, I know firsthand how valuable this program is and what this opportunity means. It’s important as a business leader to know the social and governmental issues going on around you and to meet the key players and organizations that can help inform you and expand your horizons. The Fellows Program is invaluable in doing just that,” said Eric Eve, founder and CEO of Ichor Strategies, and member of the Class of 2009.


The class of 2022 includes:

Mary Armstrong, Managing Director, General Atlantic LLC

Christopher Balestra, President and CIO, Taconic Investment Partners LLC

Lisa Banker, Principal, Strategy & Transaction’s Life Sciences Market Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Amber Banks, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Dean Bell, Partner, KPMG LLP

William Braverman, General Counsel – Asset Management, Neuberger Berman Group LLC

Kristen Chang Winckler, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Dan Charney, Co-President, Cowen

Christina Chiu, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Empire State Realty Trust

Elizabeth Cooper, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Philip DeCicco, Jr., Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, New York, National Grid

Daniel Egan, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate ESG for the Americas, Blackstone

Padma Elmgart, Chief Technology Officer, Global Atlantic Financial Company

Stacey Feder, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for Hudson Yards, The Related Companies, L.P.

Gwendolyn Foster, Managing Director, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Andrew Gelb, Executive Vice President, Head of Issuer Solutions, Fiserv

Rose Marie Glazer, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, American International Group, Inc.

Meaghan Gragg, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Jordan Halpern-Leistner, Director, Silver Lake

David Himmel, Managing Director, COO, Jamestown Properties LLC

David Howard, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Tapestry, Inc.

Daniel Hunter, Managing Director, Head of Communications, Deutsche Bank Americas

Vanessa Jackson, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Heather Kahn, Vice President, Leasing, Boston Properties

Jason Kaufman, Managing Director, Head of Fund Management, Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Dohyun Kim, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Nyron Latif, Head of Wealth and Investment Management Operations, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Harrison Lung, Partner, Value Creation, Siris Capital Group, LLC

Yolanda Lyle, Vice President, Exec Operations/Chief of Staff, Pfizer Inc.

Natalie Mayslich, General Manager, Consumer & Enterprise,, IAC

Chris McCartin, Managing Director, Design and Construction, Tishman Speyer

Patrick Michel, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Alma Montanez, Vice President, Chief Corporate Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, S&P Global

Abigail Nintzel, Chief of Staff, Revlon, Inc.

Shawn Outler, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Macy’s, Inc.

Margo Pilic, Chief of Staff to CEO, Citi

Lisa Reifer, Head of Finance and Treasury, JetBlue Airways Corporation

Ana Rua, Government Affairs Manager, NY City & State, Crown Castle

Rob Stone, Head of Sales, Alternative & Traditional Assets, SS&C Technologies, Inc.

Yael Taqqu, Senior Partner; Managing Partner NY, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

LaKia Williams, Director, Community Impact and Investment, Capital One

Julia ‘Yun’ Zhang, Managing Director and Treasurer, Equitable