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, Care.com, 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