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.


Raymond J. McGuire*
President & Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Wright*
President & Chief Executive Officer, Regional Plan Association
Vice Chair
Douglas Durst
Chairman, Durst Organization
Vice Chair and Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
Sarah Fitts*
Partner, ArentFox Schiff
Vice Chair
Matthew Kissner*
Interim CEO, Wiley
David Huntington*
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Vice Chair and Co-Chair, New Jersey Committee
The Honorable Jun Choi*
Chief Executive Officer, Menlo Realty Ventures
Co-Chair, New York Committee
Blair Duncan
President & Chief Executive Officer, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
Vice Chair
James Johnson*
Chief Operating Officer, Trinity Church Wall Street
Co-Chair, New Jersey Committee
Paul Josephson*
Partner, Duane Morris
Co-Chair, New York Committee
Jee Mee Kim-Diaz*
City Executive for NYC Region, Arcadis
Vice Chair and Co-Chair, Centennial & Communications Committee
Katy Knight*
Executive Director, Siegel Family Endowment
Chair, Connecticut Committee
David Kooris
President, Stamford Downtown
Co-Chair, New Jersey Committee
Kay LiCausi*
President & CEO, Hoboken Strategy Group, Inc.
Co-Chair, Centennial & Communications Committee
Angela Pinsky*
Senior Government Affairs Manager, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut, Google
Vice Chair and Co-Chair, New York Committee
Anthony Shorris*
Visiting Professor, Princeton School of Public & International Affairs; Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
Co-Chair, Centennial & Communications Committee
Travis Terry*
CEO, Immortal Strategies
Vice Chair
Janette Sadik-Khan*
Principal, Transportation, Bloomberg Associates
Vice Chair
Robert Steel*
Chairman, Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones

    Program Officer, Long Island Community Foundation

  • Garrett Armwood

    Vice President of Government Affairs, SL Green

  • Richard Bagger

    Partner and Executive Director, Christie 55 Solutions

  • Joseph Barile

    Vice President, Head of Workplace, Real Estate & Facilities, Audible

  • 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

  • Anthony Borelli

    Senior Vice President of Planning & Development, Edison Properties

  • Axel Carrión

    Vice President of State Government & Public Affairs, UPS

  • Anthony Casciano

    President and CEO, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

  • Vincent Cassano

    Senior Director, Jacobs Engineering

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti

    Founder and Creative Director, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

  • Peter Cipriano

    Senior Vice President for Project Development, ASTM North America

  • The Honorable Henry Cisneros

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

  • Frank Cohen

    Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group

  • Anthony Coscia

    Partner, Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

  • Peter D'Arcy

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

  • Cheryl McKissack Daniel

    President & CEO, McKissack & McKissack

  • Steven Denning

    Chairman, General Atlantic

  • Nick Dhimitri*

    Vice President, External Affairs, Suffolk Construction

  • Shaun Donovan

    CEO and President, Enterprise Community Partners

  • Susannah Drake

    Principal Architect, Landscape Architect, Sasaki

  • Eva Durst

    Project Manager, Durst Organization

  • Vivienne Edwards

    Principal - Business Centre Operations Leader, Stantec

  • Mike Finley

    CEO, Boingo

  • Winston Fisher

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

  • Janice Fuller

    President, Mid-Atlantic, Anbaric Development Partners

  • David Garten*

    Senior Advisor, RXR and CEO, Red Oak Street LLC

  • Paul Gertner

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

  • Jeremy Goldberg

    Worldwide Public Sector Director of Critical Infrastructure, Microsoft

  • Carley Graham Garcia

    Head of External Affairs, Amazon

  • Maxine Griffith

    Chief Infrastructure Officer, Trinity Wall Street

  • Christopher Hahn

    Director, External Affairs, PSEG Long Island

  • Callie Haines

    Executive Vice President and Northeast Region Head, Brookfield Properties

  • Richard Haray

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

  • Linda Harrison

    Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Newark Museum of Art

  • Jen Hensley*

    Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Con Edison

  • Dylan Hixon

    President, Arden Road Investments

  • Kerry Hughes

    Senior Vice President Business Banking Sales Manager, PNC Bank

  • Shari Hyman*

    Director, Government Affairs & External Relations, Turner Construction

  • Mary Margaret Jones

    President and Senior Principal, Hargreaves Associates

  • Anaita Kasad*

    Partner, Guidehouse

  • Greg Kelly

    President & CEO, STV Incorporated

  • Kyle Kimball*

    Vice President of Government Relations and Community Engagement, New York University

  • Barry Langer

    Executive Vice President, Development and Co-Head of Real Estate, Vornado Realty Trust

  • Jill Lerner

    Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC

  • Trent Lethco

    Principal, ARUP

  • Jose Lozano

    Senior Vice President for Strategic Business Partnerships, Hackensack Meridian Health

  • Mark Marcucci

    Global Head, Citi Realty Services, Citi

  • Nicholas Martin

    Senior Vice President, Head of Development and Business Strategy, Rudin Management

  • Ian McNamara

    Senior Vice President, Northeast District Lead, WSP

  • Jan Nicholson

    President, Grable Foundation

  • Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis

    Vice President, Operating & Community Partnerships, Vantage Airport Group

  • Herminia Palacio

  • Seth Pinsky*

    Chief Executive Officer, 92nd Street Y

  • Christina PioCosta-Lahue

    President, Vivaria Ecologics; CEO, Rensselaer Commercial Properties

  • Clint Plummer

    Chief Executive Officer, Rise Light & Power

  • John Porcari

    President, USA, Axilion

  • Thomas Prendergast

    Executive Vice President and Americas Transit Market Leader, AECOM

  • Hayley Prim

    Senior Policy Manager, Uber

  • David Quart

    Northeast Regional Real Estate Market Leader, VHB

  • Scott Rechler

    Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, RXR

  • Michael Regan

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

  • Justin Rodgers

    President & CEO, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

  • Tom Rousakis

    Senior Managing Director and US Infrastructure Leader, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC

  • Ana Rua

    Director External Affairs, East Area at Crown Castle

  • Elliot Sander

  • Aditya Sanghvi

    Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

  • Alison Sant

    Co-Founder and Partner of Studio for Urban Projects; Trustee of The Summit Foundation

  • Samuel Schwartz

    President, Sam Schwartz Engineering D.P.C.

  • Todd Schwartz

    Managing Principal, New York, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Michael Shapiro

    Managing Director for Government Relations, Blackstone

  • Peggy Shepard

    Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

  • Tokumbo Shobowale*

    Chief Financial Officer, Fordham University

  • Ryan Simonetti

    Chief Executive Officer, Convene

  • Gagandeep Singh

    Senior Vice President, Head of Global Real Estate & Workplace Experience, American Express

  • Monica Slater Stokes

    Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs, United Airlines

  • 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

  • Richard Thigpen

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, PSE&G

  • Ernest Tollerson

  • William C. Thompson Jr.

    Chief Administrative Officer & Managing Director, Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

  • Midori Valdivia

    Founder + Principal, Midori Valdivia Consulting LLC

  • Jane Veron

    Chief Executive Officer, The Acceleration Project

  • Claire Weisz

    Principal-in-Charge, WXY Design Studio

  • Mark Weprin

    Vice President, Government Affairs, Invenergy

  • John Williams

    President, Infrastructure Northeast US & Canada, Bechtel

  • LaToya Wilson

    Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

  • Kate Wittels

    Partner, HR&A

  • Andrea Woodner

    Founder, Design Trust for Public Space and Hercules Art

Directors Emeriti

Edward J. Blakely

Tonio Burgos

Michael Cacace

Michael Critelli

Barbara Joelson Fife

Kenneth T. Jackson

Charles J. Maikish

Richard Oram

Lynne Sagalyn

H. Claude Shostal

Luther Tai

Robert Yaro

* Member of Executive Committee