Get to know NYCEDC. With years of experience, a proven track record of success, and a wide breadth of expertise, NYCEDC's staff is truly first rate. The following profiles highlight just a few of the many talented individuals who work to make the City stronger every day at NYCEDC.
THE NEGOTIATOR: Public service had always been on Kyle's agenda, stretching back to his days as an AmeriCorps volunteer at a hospice working with end-stage AIDS patients and as a graduate student at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Vice President, Development
THE CONCEPT BUILDER: Born in Bogota, Colombia, Alejandro started out as a lawyer working on project finance and infrastructure development before realizing that his true calling was urban planning.
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Transaction Services
THE DEALMAKER: From the leafy campus of Cambridge University, to the jungles of Malaysia, to Shanghai, to Kuala Lumpur, to Chiang Mai, Chris Leng Smith has had anything but an ordinary road to NYCEDC.
Vice President, Industry Transformation Team
Lenzie is engaged in building relationships with a wide range of bioscience companies, venture investors, academic institutions, professional organizations, and the startup community to expand commercial opportunities within the City's emerging bioscience industry.
Senior Project Manager Center for Economic Transformation
Since joining NYCEDC via Goldman Sachs in 2012, Carly Chase has helped to create some of the Center for Economic Transformation’s key initiatives to support New York City’s entrepreneurs.
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