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 35 of the most 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
CEO of Encompass Media Group & Publisher of Resident Magazine

Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker

President and CEO
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce


Eric Gioia Managing Director, JPMorgan Private Bank

Michael Kempner Founder and CEO, MikeWorldWide

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

Elizabeth Magennis President, ConnectOne Bank

Ronald Paltrowitz General Counsel, Law Offices of Ronald I. Paltrowitz

Robert Walsh Strategic Advisor to the President, Manhattan College and On Air Personality for 1010 Wins

Board Members

  • Sunita Bajaj Fortis Lux Financial
  • Khary Barnes JP Morgan Chase
  • Jonathan Bing Greenberg Traurig, LLP 
  • Beth Bronfman View, The Agency
  • Ralph Bumbaca TD Bank
  • Nick Depner United Airlines
  • Lani Doktori Colorfast NY
  • Kai Falkenberg G/O Media
  • Kia Floyd Facebook/Instagram
  • Joseph Goldberg Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Wendy Gonzalez Google  
  • Camille Joseph-Goldman Charter Communications
  • Jill Kaplan 

  • Deborah Koenigsberger Hearts of Gold, Inc
  • George Lence Nicholas & Lence Communications
  • Mitti Liebersohn Avison Young
  • Jill Simonson Luciano Southwest Airlines
  • Terrence Martell Baruch College
  • Gbubemi Okotieuro Berkeley College
  • Robert Patterson Progressive Computing
  • Jennifer Pautz New York University
  • Ramon Ray Smart Hustle Magazine
  • Matthew Rothman Phoenician Capital
  • Rosina Rubin Attitude New York Inc.
  • Robert Schwartz Eneslow Shoes
  • Henry Siegel Trivergance LLC