Chamber CEO joins Board of Directors of new municipal think tank: 5BORO Institute
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Jessica Walker, president and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, joined the Board of Directors of a new think tank that will be launching in the summer of 2022. The organization, 5 BORO Institute, will offer pragmatic, implementable solutions to address some of New York City's most pressing problems.
The Board is co-chaired by Tom Allon, publisher of City & State, and former Lt. Gov. Dick Ravitch, with Tusk Strategies senior vice president Erika Tannor serving as vice chair.
Other board members include Charles O'Byrne, once a top aide to former Gov. David Paterson; political strategists Basil Smikle and Brian Ellner; Bolton-St. Johns partner Teresa Gonzalez; Tech:NYC founder Julie Samuels; entrepreneur Andrew Rasiej; former ABNY executive director Angela Pinsky; Mount Sinai’s Erik Blutinger; consultant Neal Kwatra; Milton Tingling, a former justice for the New York County Supreme Court; and Hal Fetner, president and CEO of Fetner Properties.