Build NYC Board Meetings & Public Hearings
Build NYC Board Meetings and Public Hearings.
Kyle E. Kimball, Chairman
Kyle E. Kimball is the President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Most recently, as Executive Director of NYCEDC, he oversaw the operating, financial, and external affairs divisions of the organization. Kyle previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer after overseeing the Real Estate Transaction Services Group. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Kyle worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a Vice President and at J.P. Morgan, also as a Vice President. He is a graduate of Harvard College where he majored in Government and received his Master's in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Amanda M. Burden (ex officio)/Barry Dinerstein (alternate)*
Ms. Burden is the Chair Commissioner of the Department of City Planning. She previously worked at the Center Department for Court Innovation as Director of Planning and Battery Park City Authority as Vice President for Planning and Design. She received an undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College where she major in Environmental Science and a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Urban Planning.
Michael A. Cardozo (ex officio)/James McSpiritt (alternate)*
Mr. Cardozo is New York City’s Corporation Counsel and chief legal officer of New York City. He serves as legal counsel to the Mayor, elected officials, the City and its agencies and has held this position since January 1, 2002. Prior to becoming Corporation Counsel he was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP where he was both an active trial lawyer and counsel to numerous organizations. He received his JD from Columbia Law School.
Ms. Cintron is President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), which provides incentives and assistance to new and expanding firms in the Bronx. Among its activities, BOEDC is an SBA 504 lender (only one of two in New York State) as well as being in charge of the Bronx Empowerment Zone fund. Ms. Cintron was previously the Executive Director of the Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus of the New York State Senate and has worked in a variety of roles in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors. Ms. Cintron received an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, a Master’s degree from the Fordham University School of Education, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Albert V. De Leon
Mr. De Leon is an attorney/consultant in the financial services industry. He was previously Head of Compliance Advisory & Monitoring with the Zurich Insurance Group-Americas; General Counsel at Dexia Bank’s New York Branch and at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken’s NY Branch (at each bank he was responsible for US legal, regulatory and compliance matters). He has extensive experience in the financial services industry. Mr. De Leon is a graduate of The City College of New York, where he majored in Political Science and Philosophy, and the University of San Diego School of Law where he received his law degree.
Mr. Doyle is Executive Vice President of 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country. 32BJ represents more than 120,000 property service workers security officers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. To build the union’s membership and increase the union’s strength to win for members and their families, Kevin directs 32BJ’s growth program. He is responsible for directing the work of the local’s three regions to ensure that organizing, contract and political campaigns meet strategic growth goals and build union capacity. He started as an AFSCME member and union steward at Bridgeport Airport. He later joined Local 1199 SEIU as a Political Action Director, Vice President and Pension and Health Fund Director. He attended Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Ms. Feirstein is a Managing Director with AKF Consulting Group, which she formed in April 2002. Previously she was an investment banker with Citigroup’s Municipal Securities Division and she was a bond lawyer with Brown & Wood, now Sidley & Austin. She is a member of the College Savings Foundation and is active in the College Savings Plans Network as the Chair of the CSPN Corporate Affiliate Committee and a member of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Board of the Corporate Affiliates of the National Association of State Treasurers. Ms. Feirstein graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a FINRA-licensed Registered Representative (Series 7) and a Municipal Principal (Series 53).
Anthony C. Ferreri
Mr. Ferreri is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Staten Island University Hospital. An 800-bed, multi-campus teaching hospital, Staten Island University Hospital is the borough’s largest employer and contributes $320 million to that community’s economy. Mr. Ferreri is a graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, where he studied Social Studies, and Rutgers University, where he earned his Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. He is also a PhD Candidate studying Management at California Coast University in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Ferreri has gained extensive experience in business and leadership development during his 35 years of service as a hospital administrator and human resources executive.
Mr. Haber at the time of joining New York City Industrial Development Agency in 1986 was a partner and managing partner with Hardesty & Hanover, PC consulting Engineers, New York. He retired in 2001. He is a graduate of The City College of New York and received a degree in Civil Engineering.
John C. Liu (ex officio)/ David Morris (alternate)*
Mr. Liu is the New York City Comptroller, an independently elected official, who functions as the Chief Financial Officer of the City of New York. The mission of the office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City's financial condition. The Comptroller also makes recommendations on City programs and operations, fiscal policies, and financial transactions. In addition, the Comptroller manages assets of the five New York City Pension Funds, performs budgetary analysis, audits city agencies, registers proposed contracts, etc. His office employs a workforce of over 700 professional staff members. These employees include accountants, attorneys, computer analysts, economists, engineers, budget, financial and investment analysts, claim specialists and researchers in addition to clerical and administrative support staff.
Mr. Mirones is a former New York State Assemblyman, having been elected to serve three terms in the state legislature representing the 60th Assembly District. He has since returned to the private sector, where prior to his public service Mr. Mirones was President and CEO of Arimed, Inc. A graduate of New York University, Mr. Mirones is an American Board Certified prosthetist, orthotist, and pedorthist specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation. He is a past President of the National Pedorthic Association and has lectured extensively to the medical community.
David Morris is the Executive Director of the Bureau of Economic Development in the New York City Comptroller’s Office. The Bureau manages and makes investment recommendations to the New York City Retirement Systems for their Economically Targeted Investment programs, and conducts research to build economic development policy. He previously worked at the New York City Housing Authority as Deputy General Counsel for Real Estate and Economic Development, where he helped to implement the Housing Authority’s mixed-income, mixed-finance housing development initiatives. Mr. Morris also serves as the Comptroller’s ex officio delegate on the Boards of Directors of five New York City institutions. Mr. Morris graduated from Boston University and Hofstra University Law School.
“Lucky” Karen Richardson
Lucky is a co-founder and the COO of Lucky’s Real Tomatoes. LRT is New York’s premier specialty tomato purveyor, focusing on American, field-grown, sun-ripened, fresh tomatoes. The company pioneered the “farm to fork” food movement in the 1970’s by harvesting direct from the farm tomatoes for fine dining restaurants in New York and identified a niche market for year round “summer time” tomatoes. LRT developed a wholesale division to include servicing distributors and foodservice operators, first in the Northeast, then expanding nationwide. Lucky designed and executed the marketing strategy for “Lucky” products, to develop the integral brand it is today. She co-instituted internal food safety and traceability systems, years before government regulation. Lucky’s Real Tomatoes is the official tomato supplier for the James Beard House. She was recently featured in The Packer’s “Women in Business” profile and her products have been the subject of numerous articles in many major publications, books and food channel programs, as well as her involvement with the country’s leading culinary schools, such as the CIA in New York and California. Lucky is spearheading dynamic growth with the launch of a nationwide foodservice distribution network to distribute the “Lucky” Brand products and Bejo Seed’s new “Tasti-Lee” brand tomatoes. Her affiliations are United Fresh, The PMA, City Harvest, The Food Bank and The Culinary Institute of America. She is on the Board of Directors of EWVIDCO and serves on the Food Council at St. John’s Bread and Life. She served as a mentor at Covenant House for 10 years and on the Mentor Advisory Board.
Robert D. Santos
Mr. Santos is the Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management at The City College of New York. He oversees all phases of facilities planning and capital projects on the CCNY campus and has managerial responsibility for Physical Plant Services and Campus Security. His career spans a wide-range of senior level appointments in higher education, cultural institutions, municipal government and construction. He joined CCNY from The New York Public Library, where he served as Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Santos was Assistant Vice President, Operations with Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc. He holds BA degree from the State University of New York and a JD from University of Michigan Law School.
Robert K. Steel (ex officio)/Eugene Lee (alternate)*
Mr. Steel is the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of the City of New York. He was previously Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Department of Treasury and from 2006 to 2008 served as chief advisor to the Treasury Secretary on financial and economic matters. Prior to that appointment, he spent 28 years at Goldman Sachs, ultimately rising to co-head of the U.S. Equities Division and Vice Chairman of the firm. He later co-founded SeaChange Capital Partners, a national nonprofit that helps nonprofits grow. After leaving the Treasury Department, Deputy Mayor Steel became President and CEO of Wachovia bank, leading its business-saving merger with Wells Fargo, and served as Board chair of the After School Corporation and the Aspen Institute. Deputy Mayor Steel received an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.
Ms. Torres-Springer is the Chief Operating Officer of Friends of the High Line, the non-profit organization that oversees the maintenance, operations, and public programming for the High Line. FHLprovides over 90 percent of the High Line’s annual operating budget and is currently working to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line's construction and create an endowment for its future operations. Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development & Rebuilding as a Senior Policy Advisor. She is a graduate of Yale University where she majored in Ethics, Politics, and Economics and received her Master's in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
*Alternates may be temporarily replaced for single meetings