November 18, 2014
2 Desbrosses St., NYC, 10013
Margaret is a managing director in the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs, where she routinely makes game-changing investments in underserved communities throughout New York. Margaret has sparked the creation and preservation of thousands of units of affordable housing and brought schools, health care facilities, food markets and other vital community resources to the New Yorkers who need them most.
Christopher Ward, who now serves as executive vice president at Dragados USA, is the former executive director of the Port Authority and a past commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. With his pioneering work to modernize the region’s infrastructure and his record of accomplishment on the rebuilding of Ground Zero, Christopher exemplifies decades of principled and innovative leadership in the public and private sectors.
Etsy is one of New York's largest and most innovative tech startups. An online platform for individuals to sell handmade crafts, Etsy has empowered thousands of New York artists and helped spark Brooklyn's economic resurgence. It played a leading role in the creation of the NYC Craft Entrepreneurship program, which provides micro-business training to underemployed, low-income adults.
Lynne P. Brown
James F. Capalino
Brian T. Coleman
Cheryl Cohen Effron
Kenneth J. Knuckles
Stanley S. Litow
Barbara Koz Paley
Kathryn S. Wylde
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Board of Directors
Gifford Miller, Miller Strategies (Chairman)
Michael Connor, Open Mic (Vice-Chair)
Max Neukirchen, JPMorgan Chase (Treasurer)
Blake Foote, Management Consultant (Secretary)
John H. Alschuler, HR&A Advisors
Margaret Anadu, Goldman Sachs
Jonathan Bowles, Center for an Urban Future
Russell Dubner, Edelman US
Lisa Gomez, L+M Development Partners
Jalak Jobanputra, FuturePerfect Ventures
Kyle Kimball, Con Edison
David Lebenstein, Cushman & Wakefield
Eric S. Lee, Bennett Midland, LLC
Monisha Nariani, Citigroup
Andrew Reicher, UHAB
John Siegal, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Stephen Sigmund, Global Gateway Alliance
Thomas Vecchione, Gensler
Robert Zimmerman, Zimmerman/Edelson Inc
About the Center
The Center for an Urban Future is an independent policy institute that shines a light on the most critical opportunities and challenges facing New York City, with a focus on growing and diversifying New York’s economy, expanding economic opportunity and targeting problems facing low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.
Known for publishing fact-based policy reports that feature practical solutions and fresh ideas, the Center is one of New York’s most innovative and influential organizations. Our work is well-respected and widely used by policymakers, business leaders and nonprofit practitioners in all five boroughs.
In the past year, our research focused public attention on New York’s branch libraries, the city’s aging infrastructure, the youth unemployment crisis, the opportunity to create more middle-income jobs and the economic impact of the city’s design industries. Our reports have recently spurred the mayor and City Council to add funding for critical infrastructure projects, influenced plans to revamp the city’s workforce development system, led city officials to increase funding to public libraries for the first time in years and influenced new economic development programs to support low-income entrepreneurs.