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

Vicki Been – Office of the Mayor

Andrew Bodziak – Marriott International

John Calvelli – Wildlife Conservation Society

Zachary Carter – New York City Law Department

Anne del Castillo – NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) Commisioner

Vijay Dandapani – Hotel Association of NYC

Tom Finkelpearl – NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Joel Fisher – Madison Square Garden

Ellen Futter – American Museum of Natural History

Maneesh K. Goyal – Pineapple Co.

Lynn Kelly – New Yorkers for Parks

David Keys – Hilton Worldwide New York

Jessica Lappin – Downtown Alliance

Patti Lee

Lisa Linden – LAK Public Relations, Inc.

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

Spencer Means – Compass Real Estate

Tracy Nieporent – Myriad Restaurant Group

James Oddo – Staten Island Borough President

James Patchett – NYC Economic Development Corporation

Raja Rajamannar – Mastercard

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

John Banks – Real Estate Board of NY

Jeff Bennett – Tiffany's

David Berliner – Brooklyn Museum

Jaclyn Bernstein – Access NY

Michael Burke – Statue Cruises

Judith Byrd – Byrd Retail Group

Michael Capiraso – New York Road Runners

Susan Chin – Design Trust for Public Space

Arthur Cohen – LaPlaca Cohen

Deborah Cullen – The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Lisa DeRosa – American Express

Kerry Diamond– Cherry Bombe

Keith Douglas – One World Observatory

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

Stacey Feder – Related Companies

Mike Fiorentino – Manhattan Center Studios

Andrew Flatt – Disney Theatrical Group

Rick Friedberg – Liberty Connections, Ltd.

Scott Goldsmith – Intersection Media LLC

Eric Gordon – Hornblower Group

Kathy Hilt – Macy's

Caroline Hirsch – Carolines on Broadway

Rebecca Hubbard – New York Palace

Dawn Hudson – 4th and One Consulting LLC

Judith Jamison – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Huntley Lawrence – Port Authority of NY & NJ

Kerry Mack – Highgate Hotels, New York Area

Mark Marmurstein – Twin America

Luis Miranda – MirRam Group

Mitchell B. Modell – Modell's Sporting Goods

Tyler Morse – MCR Development

Dan Nadeau – New York Marriott Marquis

Anthony Napoli – Red Carpet Associates

Richard Nicotra – The Nicotra Group, LLC

Travis Noyes – New York Wheel/Empire Outlets

Patricia Ornst – Delta Air Lines

Marlene Poynder – Conrad New York

Jonelle Procope – Apollo Theater Foundation

Anthony Ramirez II – The Bronx Beer Hall

Frances Resheske – Con Edison

Steven Rubenstein – Rubenstein Strategic Communications

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 – Roc Nation


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

Ruben Diaz, Jr. – Bronx Borough President

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

Regina Myer – Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Daniel Nigro – Fire Department, City of New York

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