About

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.

Leadership

Chairman
Scott Rechler*
Chief Executive Officer & 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*
RPA Board
Counsel
David Huntington*
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Co-Chair, Connecticut Committee
Michael Cacace
Senior Partner, Cacace, Tusch & Santagata
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, Nominating & Governance Committee
Sarah Fitts*
Partner, Schiff Hardin
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, Communications Committee
Katy Knight*
Executive Director, Siegel Family Endowment
Co-Chair, Connecticut Committee
Judith Lagano*
Senior Vice President, Asset Management, NRG Energy Inc.
Co-Chair, Communications Committee
Jason Post
Director of Global Communications & Public Affairs, Google, Inc.
Co-Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
James Rubin*
Meridiam Infrastructure
Co-Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
Tokumbo Shobowale*
Executive Vice President for Business and Operations, The New School
Co-Chair, New York Committee
Anthony Shorris*
Visiting Professor, Princeton School of Public & International Affairs; Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
Secretary
Julie Truax
Vice President, Development, Regional Plan Association
Co-Chair, Advancement Committee
Angela Pinsky*
Senior Government Affairs Manager, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut, Google
Co-Chair, Advancement Committee
Travis Terry*
President, Capalino
  • Rohit T. Aggarwala*

    Senior Fellow, Jacobs Cornell-Technion Institute at Cornell Tech

  • Sol-Marie Alfonso Jones

    Program Officer, Long Island Community Foundation

  • Alix Anfang

    Senior Communications & Policy Manager, Uber

  • Joseph Barile

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

  • Marcia Bateson

    CEO, Marcia Bateson

  • 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

    Senior Vice President of Planning & Development, Edison Properties

  • Jo Ivey Boufford

    Clinial Professor of Global Health, NYU College of Global Public Health

  • Tonio Burgos

    President, Tonio Burgos & Associates, Inc.

  • Axel Carrión

    Vice President of State Government & Public Affairs, UPS

  • Vincent Cassano

    Senior Director, Jacobs Engineering

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

  • Ali Chaudhry

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

  • The Honorable 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

  • Craig Covil

    Managing Director & Chief Development Officer, Itinera Infrastructure & Concessions / Halmar International

  • 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

  • Lisa Diaz

    Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

  • Susannah Drake

    Founding Principal, dlandstudio

  • 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

  • Janice Fuller

    President, Mid-Atlantic, Anbaric Development Partners

  • 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*

    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

  • 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

    Senior Director, Head of Marketplace Business, Spotify

  • Shari Hyman

    Director, Government Affairs & External Relations, Turner Construction

  • Jerry Janetti

    Senior Vice President, WSP USA

  • 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

  • Greg Kelly

    President & CEO, STV Incorporated

  • Kyle Kimball

    Vice President of Government, Regional & Community Affairs, ConEdison

  • David Kooris

    President, Stamford Downtown

  • Barry Langer

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

  • Jose Ortiz, Jr.

    Chief Executive Officer, New York City Employment and Training Coalition

  • Herminia Palacio

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Guttmacher Institute

  • Seth Pinsky*

    Chief Executive Officer, 92nd Street Y

  • Clint Plummer

    Chief Executive Officer, Rise Light & Power

  • John Porcari

    President, USA, Axilion

  • David Quart

    Northeast Regional Real Estate Market Leader, VHB

  • 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

  • Lynne Sagalyn

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

  • Elliot Sander

    RPA Board

  • Aditya Sanghvi

    Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

  • John Santora

    Vice Chairman, 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

  • Gagandeep Singh

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

  • Monica Slater Stokes

    Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs, United Airlines

  • Marsha Smith

    Chief Financial Officer, Siemens USA

  • Susan Solomon

    Chief Executive Officer, The New York Stem Cell Foundation

  • 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

  • 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

Michael Critelli

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