Board of Directors

RPA’s Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the organization. Board members are prominent business, civic, academic, and philanthropic leaders who want to make their mark on the region and help elevate RPA’s profile and impact. Five committees govern the Board, and Board members may also participate in RPA’s state committees.


Scott Rechler*
CEO and Chairman, RXR Realty
President & Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Wright*
President & Chief Executive Officer, Regional Plan Association
Vice Chair
Douglas Durst
Chairman, Durst Organization
Vice Chair, Co-Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
Hope Knight*
President & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
Vice Chair
Matthew Kissner*
Executive Vice President & Group Executive, Wiley
David Huntington*
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Co-Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
Tokumbo Shobowale*
Chief Operating Officer, The New School
Co-Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
Sarah Fitts*
Partner, Schiff Hardin
Co-Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
James Rubin*
Chief Executive Officer, North America, Meridiam Infrastructure
Chair, Advancement Committee
Marcia Bateson*
Chair, Communications Committee
Jason Post
Director of Global Communications & Public Affairs, Google, Inc.
Co-Chair, Connecticut Committee
Michael Cacace
Senior Partner, Cacace, Tusch & Santagata
Co-Chair, Connecticut Committee
Judith Lagano*
Senior Vice President, Asset Management, NRG Energy Inc.
Co-Chair, New Jersey Committee
Jun Choi*
Chief Executive Officer, Menlo Realty Ventures
Co-Chair, New Jersey Committee
The Honorable James J. Florio
Senior Partner, Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader, L.L.C.
Co-Chair, New Jersey Committee
Paul Josephson*
Partner, Duane Morris
Co-Chair, New York Committee
Lynne Sagalyn
Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate, Columbia University
Co-Chair, New York Committee
Anthony Shorris*
John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professor, Princeton University
Julie Truax
Director of Development, Regional Plan Association
  • Rohit T. Aggarwala*

    Head of Urban Systems, Sidewalk Labs

  • Alix Anfang

    Senior Communications & Policy Manager, Uber

  • David Armour

    Chief City Executive, Northeast Corridor, Siemens

  • Charles Avolio

    President and General Manager, New York Region, Suffolk Construction

  • Stephen Beckwith

    Retired Managing Director, Scudder, Stevens & Clark

  • Robert Billingsley*

    Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Eugenie Birch

    Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

  • Robert Blumenthal

    Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure, Investment Banking, Americas, Deutsche Bank Securities

  • Mark Blumkin

    Managing Director, Infrastructure & Capital Projects, Deloitte Consulting

  • Anthony Borelli

    Vice President of Planning and Development, Edison Properties LLC

  • Jo Ivey Boufford

    President, International Society for Urban Health at NYAM

  • Tonio Burgos

    President, Tonio Burgos & Associates, Inc.

  • Vincent Cassano

    Senior Director, Jacobs Engineering

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

  • Ali Chaudhry

    Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, AECOM

  • Henry Cisneros*

    Chairman & Co-CIO, American Triple I Partners; Partner & Vice Chairman, Siebert Williams Shank &Co. LLC

  • Frank Cohen

    Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group

  • Anthony Coscia

    Partner, Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

  • Michael Critelli

    Chief Executive Officer, MoveFlux

  • Peter D'Arcy

    Area Executive of New York, Long Island, Philadelphia and Delaware and Head of Commercial Real Estate Segment, M&T Bank

  • Steven Denning

    Chairman, General Atlantic

  • Lisa Diaz

    Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

  • Susannah Drake

    Founding Principal, dlandstudio

  • Blair Duncan

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

  • Eva Durst

    Project Manager, Durst Organization

  • Leecia Eve

    Vice President of Public Policy, Verizon Communications

  • Winston Fisher

    Partner, Finance, Acquisitions and New Development, Executive Vice Chairman, Fisher House Foundation, Fisher Brothers

  • Miguel Gamiño

    Executive Vice President for Global Cities, MasterCard International

  • Paul Gertner

    CEO, Starborn Industries; Chair, Harbor Ring Committee at Transportation Alternatives

  • Peter Glus

    North American Big Urban Client Director, Arcadis

  • Maxine Griffith*

    Senior Advisor to the President and Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University

  • Christopher Hahn

    Director, External Affairs, PSEG Long Island

  • Rachel Haot

    Executive Director, Transit Innovation Partnership, Partnership for New York City

  • Richard Haray

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

  • Linda Harrison

    Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Newark Museum of Art

  • Peter Herman

    Retired Partner/Consultant, Milbank LLP

  • Dylan Hixon

    President, Arden Road Investments

  • Kerry Hughes

    Senior Vice President Business Banking Sales Manager, PNC Bank

  • Brian Hughes

    General Partner, Integrity Partners

  • Mary Margaret Jones

    President and Senior Principal, Hargreaves Associates

  • Sabrina Kanner

    Executive Vice President, Design and Construction U.S. Office Division, Brookfield Office Properties

  • Anaita Kasad*

    Partner, Guidehouse

  • Michael Keenan

    Senior Vice President, Market Executive New York / Long Island Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo

  • Kyle Kimball

    Vice President of Government, Regional & Community Affairs, ConEdison

  • Katy Knight

    Executive Director, Siegel Family Endowment

  • Ben Korman

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lotus Equity Group

  • Barry Langer

    Head of Development, Vornado Realty Trust

  • Sue Lee

    Senior Managing Director, Ernst & Young

  • Jill Lerner*

    Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC

  • Trent Lethco*

    Principal, ARUP

  • Christopher Levendos

    Vice President of Network Engineering and Operations, Crown Castle

  • Mark Marcucci

    Global Head, Citi Realty Services, Citi

  • Andrew Mathias

    President, SL Green Realty

  • Jan Nicholson

    President, Grable Foundation

  • Richard Oram

    Chairman, Fund for the Environment and Urban Life

  • Angela Pinsky

    Senior Government Affairs Manager, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut, Google

  • Seth Pinsky*

    Chief Executive Officer, 92nd Street Y

  • Clint Plummer

    Chief Executive Officer, Ravenswood Generating Station

  • John Porcari

    President, US Advisory Services, WSP

  • Thomas Prendergast

    Head of Transit, AECOM

  • David Quart

    Northeast Regional Real Estate Market Leader, VHB

  • Gregg Rechler

    Partner, Rechler Equity Management LLC

  • Michael Regan

    Senior Vice President & Director, Global Security & Investigations, JPMorgan Chase

  • Gerry Rosberg

    Senior Executive Vice President, Columbia University

  • Janette Sadik-Khan

    Principal, Transportation, Bloomberg Associates

  • Elliot Sander

    President of Transportation in the Americas, Bombardier Transportation

  • Aditya Sanghvi

    Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

  • John Santora

    Vice Chairman, President, Tri-State Region, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Samuel Schwartz

    President, Sam Schwartz Engineering D.P.C.

  • Nadir Settles

    Managing Director, New York Regional Head, Real Estate, Americas, Nuveen

  • Peggy Shepard

    Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

  • H. Claude Shostal

    Former President, Regional Plan Association

  • Ryan Simonetti

    Chief Executive Officer, Convene

  • Jennifer Skyler

    Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, American Express Company

  • Monica Slater Stokes

    Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs, United Airlines

  • Susan Solomon

    Chief Executive Officer, The New York Stem Cell Foundation

  • Robert Steel*

    Partner & Chairman of Advisory, Perella Weinberg Partners

  • Michael Sweeney

    Executive Vice President, HNTB Corporation

  • Marilyn Taylor

    Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, Former Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

  • Reuben Teague

    Director, Impact Investing, Prudential Financial

  • Travis Terry

    Chief Operating Officer, Capalino+Company

  • Richard Thigpen

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, PSE&G

  • Darryl Towns

    Northeast Regional Director, Government Affairs, American Airlines

  • Jane Veron

    Chief Executive Officer, The Acceleration Project

  • Philippe Visser

    President, Related Office Development, Related Companies, Inc.

  • Claire Weisz

    Principal-in-Charge, WXY Design Studio

  • Kevin Willens

    Managing Director, Public Sector & Infrastructure, Goldman Sachs

  • Kate Wittels

    Partner, HR&A

Directors Emeriti

Edward J. Blakely

Barbara Joelson Fife

The Honorable James J. Florio

Kenneth T. Jackson

Charles J. Maikish

The Honorable Richard Ravitch

Luther Tai

Robert Yaro

* Member of Executive Committee