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*
Vice Chair and Co-Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
Tokumbo Shobowale*
Executive Vice President for Business and Operations, The New School
David Huntington*
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
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
Co-Chair, New Jersey Committee
Paul Josephson*
Partner, Duane Morris
Co-Chair, Communications Committee
Katy Knight*
Executive Director, Siegel Family Endowment
Co-Chair, Connecticut Committee
David Kooris
President, Stamford Downtown
Co-Chair, Connecticut Committee
Judith Lagano*
Senior Vice President, Asset Management, NRG Energy Inc.
Co-Chair, Advancement Committee
Angela Pinsky*
Senior Government Affairs Manager, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut, Google
Co-Chair, New York Committee
Anthony Shorris*
Visiting Professor, Princeton School of Public & International Affairs; Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
Co-Chair, Advancement Committee
Travis Terry*
President, Capalino
Julie Truax
Vice President, Development, Regional Plan Association
  • Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones

    Program Officer, Long Island Community Foundation

  • Rebecca Ashton

    New York District Leader, Senior Vice President, WSP

  • 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

  • Robert Blumenthal

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

  • Anthony Borelli

    Senior Vice President of Planning & Development, Edison Properties

  • Tonio Burgos

    President, Tonio Burgos & Associates, Inc.

  • 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

  • Ali Chaudhry

    Senior Vice President, Chief of Development & Government Relations, AECOM

  • 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

  • Leecia Eve

    Partner, Ichor Strategies

  • Mike Finley

    CEO, Boingo

  • Winston Fisher

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

  • Kathleen Frangione

    Head of Government Affairs and Market Strategy, Ørsted Offshore North America

  • Janice Fuller

    President, Mid-Atlantic, Anbaric Development Partners

  • David Garten*

    Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, RXR

  • 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*

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

  • Christopher Hahn

    Director, External Affairs, PSEG Long Island

  • Richard Haray

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

  • Linda Harrison

    Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Newark Museum of Art

  • 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

  • James Johnson

    Chief Operating Officer, Trinity Church Wall Street

  • 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

  • Greg Kelly

    President & CEO, STV Incorporated

  • Jee Mee Kim-Diaz

    City Executive for NYC Region, Arcadis

  • Kyle Kimball*

    Vice President of Government, Regional & Community Affairs, ConEdison

  • 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

  • Christopher Levendos

    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Crown Castle

  • Kay LiCausi

    President & CEO, Hoboken Strategy Group, Inc.

  • Jose Lozano

    Senior Vice President for Strategic Business Partnerships, Hackensack Meridian Health

  • Mark Marcucci

    Global Head, Citi Realty Services, Citi

  • Andrew Mathias

    President, SL Green Realty

  • Jan Nicholson

    President, Grable Foundation

  • Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis

    Vice President, Operating & Community Partnerships, Vantage Airport Group

  • Herminia Palacio

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Guttmacher Institute

  • 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

  • Hayley Prim

    Senior Policy Manager, Uber

  • David Quart

    Northeast Regional Real Estate Market Leader, VHB

  • 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

  • Janette Sadik-Khan

    Principal, Transportation, Bloomberg Associates

  • Lynne Sagalyn

    Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate, Columbia University

  • Elliot Sander

  • Aditya Sanghvi

    Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

  • 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

  • H. Claude Shostal

    Former President, Regional Plan Association

  • Ryan Simonetti

    Chief Executive Officer, Convene

  • Gagandeep Singh

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

  • Mohinder Singh

    Senior Manager, Deloitte

  • Monica Slater Stokes

    Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs, United Airlines

  • Robert Steel*

    Chairman, 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

  • 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

  • Jane Veron

    Chief Executive Officer, The Acceleration Project

  • Claire Weisz

    Principal-in-Charge, WXY Design Studio

  • John Williams

    President, Infrastructure Northeast US & Canada, Bechtel

  • LaToya Wilson

    Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

  • Kate Wittels

    Partner, HR&A

Directors Emeriti

Edward J. Blakely

Michael Cacace

Michael Critelli

Barbara Joelson Fife

Kenneth T. Jackson

Charles J. Maikish

Richard Oram

Luther Tai

Robert Yaro

* Member of Executive Committee