Board of Directors

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Behind all we do at NYC & Company is our Board of Directors. Leading with experience, insight and vision, this group of industry experts helps us uphold our mission to keep New York City flourishing through tourism.

NYC & Company Board of Directors

Emily Rafferty, Chairman
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Fred Dixon, President & CEO
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Charles Flateman, Vice Chairman
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Senior Vice President of Marketing, The Shubert Organization

Executive Committee

Andrew Bodziak – Marriott International

Zachary Carter – New York City Law Department

Vijay Dandapani – Hotel Association of NYC

Ruben Diaz, Jr. – Bronx Borough President

Tom Finkelpearl – NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Joel Fisher – Madison Square Garden

Ellen Futter – American Museum of Natural History

Alicia Glen – Office of the Mayor

Maneesh K. Goyal – MKG

Gail Grimmett

Lynn Kelly – New Yorkers for Parks

David Keys – Hilton Worldwide New York

Patti Lee

Lisa Linden – LAK Public Relations, Inc.

Susan Marenoff-Zausner – Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Spencer Means – Compass Real Estate

Julie Menin – NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment

Scott Nadeau – New York Marriott Marquis

Tracy Nieporent – Myriad Restaurant Group

James Patchett – NYC Economic Development Corporation

Steven Rubenstein – Rubenstein Strategic Communications

Marcus Samuelsson – Marcus Samuelsson Group

Charlotte St. Martin – The Broadway League

Alan Steel – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York

Tim Tompkins – Times Square Alliance

Nick Valenti – Patina Restaurant Group

Peter Ward – NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council

Gerri Warren Merrick – Warren Merrick Communications

Lloyd A. Williams – Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Jack Withiam, Jr. – Event Services and Management, LLC

Tim Zagat – Zagat Survey

Board of Directors

Gina Argento – Broadway Stages

Jeff Bennett – Tiffany's

David Berliner – Brooklyn Museum

Jaclyn Bernstein – Access NY

Daniel Boockvar

Michael Burke – Statue Cruises

Judith Byrd – Byrd Retail Group

John Calvelli – Wildlife Conservation Society

Michael Capiraso – New York Road Runners

Susan Chin – Design Trust for Public Space

Harry Coghlan

Arthur Cohen – LaPlaca Cohen

Joe Daniels – National Medal of Honor Museum

Lisa DeRosa – American Express

Keith Douglas – One World Observatory

Mary Farrell – Top of the Rock Observation Deck & Rockefeller Center

Mike Fiorentino – Manhattan Center Studios

Rick Friedberg – Liberty Connections, Ltd.

Scott Goldsmith – Intersection Media LLC

Eric Gordon – Beyond Times Square

Kathy Hilt – Macy's

Caroline Hirsch – Carolines on Broadway

Rebecca Hubbard – New York Palace

Dawn Hudson

Huntley Lawrence – Port Authority of NY & NJ

Kerry Mack – Highgate Hotels, New York Area

Mark Marmurstein – Twin America

Fernando Mateo – La Marina

Luis Miranda – MirRam Group

Mitchell B. Modell – Modell's Sporting Goods

Tyler Morse – MCR Development

Anthony Napoli – Briggs, Inc., a DMC Network Company

Richard Nicotra – The Nicotra Group, LLC

Travis Noyes – New York Wheel/Empire Outlets

Patricia Ornst – Delta Air Lines

Jonelle Procope – Apollo Theater Foundation

Laura Raicovich

Anthony Ramirez II – The Bronx Beer Hall

Frances Resheske – Con Edison

Taryn Sacramone – Queens Theatre

Andreas Sappok – Imagine Communications

Jeffrey Stewart – Walnut Hill Advisors

Dan Wempa – New York Hall of Science

Tren'ness Woods-Black – Sylvia's "Soul Food" Restaurant

Kathy Wylde – Partnership for New York City

Brett Yormark – Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center


Eric Adams – Brooklyn Borough President

Wilma Alonso – Fordham Road BID

Daniel A. Biederman – 34th Street Partnership

Gregg Bishop – Small Business Services

Gale Brewer – Manhattan Borough President

Alfred C. Cerullo, III – Grand Central Partnership

Wellington Z. Chen – Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation

Harvey Paul Davidson – Guides Association of NYC

Sandra Garcia Betancourt

Maria Hinojosa – The Futuro Group

Jukay Hsu – Coalition for Queens

Meera Joshi – Taxi & Limousine Commission

Melinda Katz – Queens Borough President

Larcelia Kebe – Harlem, Your Way! Tours

Jessica Lappin – Downtown Alliance

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Regina Myer – Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Daniel Nigro – Fire Department, City of New York

James Oddo – Staten Island Borough President

James P. O'Neill – New York Police Department

Alicia Pierro – Big Apple Greeter

Mitchell Silver – Department of Parks and Recreation

Francis Tedesco – Academy Bus Tours