NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR CLASS OF 2016 AND EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS FOR CLASS OF 2017

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NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR CLASS OF 2016 AND EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS FOR CLASS OF 2017

New York City (August 5, 2014) – Emily K. Rafferty, NYC & Company’s chairman of the board and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, today announced the election of 28 new candidates to the organization’s Board of Directors, including 14 new board members and 14 new ex-officio members.

New board members elected to a two-year term for the Class of 2016, follows:

  • Claudia Bonn, President & Executive Director, Wave Hill
  • Keith Douglas, Managing Director, Tishman Speyer
  • Eric Gordon, Founder, Beyond Times Square
  • Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President, Delta Air Lines
  • Jon Kaplan, Vice President for Sales, Google
  • Jeffrey Kay, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Muss Development
  • Kerry Mack, Vice President of Revenue & Distribution, Highgate Hotels
  • Erika Mallin, Executive Director, Signature Theatre Company
  • Anthony Napoli, President, Briggs, Inc., a DMC Network Company
  • Travis Noyes, Chief Marketing Officer, New York Wheel, and Senior Vice President of Marketing, Empire Outlets
  • Jonelle Procope, President & CEO, Apollo Theater Foundation
  • Taryn Sacramone, Managing Director, Queens Theatre
  • Nick Scandalios, Executive Vice President, Nederlander Organization
  • Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Director, El Museo del Barrio

New ex-officio members elected to a three-year term for the Class of 2017, follows:

  • Eric Adams, Borough President, Brooklyn
  • William Bratton, Commissioner, New York Police Department
  • Gale Brewer, Borough President, Manhattan
  • Meera Joshi, Commissioner, Taxi & Limousine Commission
  • Melinda Katz, Borough President, Queens
  • Jessica Lappin, President, Downtown Alliance
  • Melisa Mark-Viverito, Speaker, New York City Council
  • Julie Menin, Commissioner, Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Daniel Nigro, Commissioner, Fire Department – City of New York
  • James Oddo, Borough President, Staten Island
  • Tucker Reed, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
  • Maria Torres-Springer, NYC Department of Business Services

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: http://www.nycgo.com/articles/nyc-company-board-of-directors.

About NYC & Company
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.

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Contact: NYC & Company / Chris Heywood 212-484-1270