New York City (March 19, 2015) – Emily K. Rafferty, NYC & Company’s chairman of the board and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, today announced the election of 19 new board members to the organization’s Board of Directors.

Their election took place at NYC & Company’s annual board meeting, held March 18, 2015 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. New board members elected to a two-year term for the Class of 2017 include:

  • Gina Argento, President, Broadway Stages
  • Sandra Garcia Betancourt, Executive Director, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
  • Daniel Boockvar, CEO, New York Cruise Lines
  • Thomas Bosco, Aviation Director, NY-NJ Port Authority
  • Mike Burke, COO, Statue Cruises
  • Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
  • Susan Delvalle, Executive Director, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Arts and Storytelling
  • Frank Falcinelli, Owner, Frankies Spuntino and Prime Meats
  • Jeff Friday, Founder and CEO, The American Black Film Festival
  • Scott Goldsmith, EVP and CCO, Titan
  • Maneesh Goyal, Founder and President, MKG
  • Maria Hinojosa, Host, NPR’s Latino USA
  • Jukay Hsu, Founder and Executive Director, Coalition for Queens
  • Fernando Mateo, Co-Owner, La Marina
  • Laura Raicovich, Executive Director, Queens Museum
  • Anthony Ramirez II, Co-Founder and CEO, The Bronx Beer Hall and Mainland Media LLC
  • Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Restaurateur, Red Rooster
  • Tren’ness Woods-Black, VP Communications, Sylvia’s “Soul Food” Restaurant
  • Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

These individuals join an esteemed group of local business leaders who serve on NYC & Company’s Board of Directors.  A full list can be found on NYC & Company Web site:

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