About Us

Our mission is to drive economic growth by helping members achieve business success.

Board of Directors

The Chamber’s Board of Directors is comprised of influential business and civic leaders in the city. They meet six times per year to address the most pressing issues facing the business community.

Executive Committee

Don Winter
Don Winter

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Founder and CEO of Encompass Media Group

Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker

President and CEO
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce


Khary Barnes Managing Director and General Manager of Marriott Co-Brand Cards, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kai Falkenberg General Counsel, The Guardian US

Jesse Horwitz Founder, Agora; Founder, Hubble Contacts

Michael Kempner Founder and CEO, MikeWorldWide

Caroline Kretz Director of New York City Regional & Community Affairs, Con Edison

George Lence President, Nicholas & Lence Communications

Henry Siegel Managing Partner, HS Flock LLC


Board Members

  • Tom Allon City & State Media
  • Dorothy Alpert AvisonYoung 
  • Sunita Bajaj Fortis Lux Financial 
  • Jonathan Bing Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Danny Boockvar Thrasio
  • Beth Bronfman View, The Agency
  • Ralph Bumbaca TD Bank
  • Nick Depner United Airlines
  • Lani Doktori Colorfast NY
  • Claire Dorfman Amazon
  • Fred Gabriel Crain's New York Business
  • Joseph Goldberg Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Camille Joseph-Goldman Charter Communications
  • Wendy Gonzalez Google 
  • Paul Haskin CBRE 

  • Andrea Himmel Himmel + Meringoff Properties
  • John Johnson Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Jill Kaplan 
  • Deborah Koenigsberger Hearts of Gold, Inc
  • Myung-Soo Lee Baruch College
  • Mitti Liebersohn Savills 
  • Jill Simonson Luciano Day 1 Graphics
  • Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney Former Member of the US Congress
  • Marcia Maxwell Cresco Labs
  • Julio Pena Il Posto Accanto
  • Arlene Peralta New York University
  • Ramon Ray Smart Hustle Magazine
  • Matthew Rothman
  • Rosina Rubin Attitude New York Inc.
  • Beauclarine Thomas Meta