As a tri-state organization, RPA convenes three state committees - New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - that ensure RPA’s on-the-ground presence. Committee members advance each state’s strategic priorities by providing local context to policy issues, shaping political strategies, and expanding our network of influence.

New York

  • Co-Chair

    Blair Duncan

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

  • Co-Chair

    Anthony Shorris

    John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professor, Princeton University

  • Ellen Baer

    Economic Development Advisor

  • Christopher Balestra

    Taconic Investment Partners

  • Andrew Bata

    Regional Manager- North America, UITP (International Association of Public Transport)

  • Bruce Batkin

    President, Terra Group

  • Charles Bendit

    Co-Chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Partners

  • Elisabeth (Beth) Bernitt

    Senior Vice President & Buildings + Places Business Lead, New York Metro, AECOM

  • Robert Billingsley

    Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Quentin Brathwaite

    Senior Vice President, Techno Consult Inc.

  • Vishaan Chakrabarti

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

  • Linda Cox

    Bronx River Alliance, NYC Dept of Park and Recreation

  • James D'Andrea

    General Counsel , Rise Light & Power

  • Michelle de la Uz

    Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee

  • Bryan Dorsey

    Director of Operations, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

  • Rachel Fee

    Executive Director, New York Housing Conference

  • Adam Freed

    Principal of Sustainability, Bloomberg Associates

  • Rosalie Genevro

    Executive Director, Architectural League of New York

  • Ali Goldfarb

    New York Field Operations Manager, The Trust for Public Land

  • Jonathan Goldstick

    Senior Director of Waterfront and Marine, Langan

  • Susan Gottlieb

  • Maxine Griffith

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

  • Kei Hayashi

    Partner, BJH Advisors LLC

  • Sam Hersh

    Revel Transit

  • Andrew Herz

    Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler

  • David Hoffman

    Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Kerry Hughes

    Senior Vice President, Business Banking Sales Manager, PNC Bank

  • Sabrina Kanner

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

  • Daniel Kaplan

    Senior Principal, FXCollaborative

  • Rebecca Karp

    Principal, Karp Strategies

  • Rich Kassel

    Partner, AJW

  • Mitchell A. Korbey

    Partner; Chair, Land Use & Zoning Group New York, Herrick Feinstein LLP

  • James Korein

    Chief Executive Officer, Omnispective Management Corp.

  • Seth Kramer

    Real Estate Associate, Goldman Sachs

  • Lindsay Kryzak

    Founder, Clinton Street Strategies

  • Venetia Lannon

    Vice President, Matrix New World Engineering

  • Justin Lapatine

    Partner, Global Strategy Group

  • Christopher LaTuso

    NY/NJ Transportation Program Manager, HDR Engineering

  • Jill Lerner

    Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC

  • Trent Lethco

    Principal, ARUP

  • Juanita Lewis

    Hudson Valley Organizing Director, Community Voices Heard

  • Sanjay Mody

    Special Counsel, Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

  • Mark O'Luck

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Personal Communications

  • Larisa Ortiz

    Principal, Larisa Ortiz Associates

  • Rob Pirani

    Director of Harbor Estuary Program, Hudson River Foundation

  • Clint Plummer

    Chief Executive Officer, Ravenswood Generating Station

  • Brent Reynolds

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Nolan Partners International

  • Wendy Rowden

    President, Building for the Arts

  • Lynne Sagalyn

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

  • Lucas Sánchez

    Long Island Director, New York Communities for Change

  • Tom Scerbo

    Senior Vice President & Metro New York Executive, AECOM

  • Peggy Shepard

    Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

  • H. Claude Shostal

    Former President, Regional Plan Association

  • David Siscovick

    Senior Vice President for Research, New York Academy of Medicine

  • Marsha Smith

    Chief Financial Officer, Siemens USA

  • George Stonbely

    Chairman, Spectacular Ventures

  • Carter Strickland

    Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York

  • Shabazz Stuart

    Founder and CEO, Oonee

  • Marilyn Taylor

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

  • Graham Trelstad

    Vice President/Senior Technical Manager, WSP

  • Barbara Udell

  • Shiva Viswanathan

    Senior Managing Director & Co-Head of US Acquisitions, Northwood Investors LLC

  • Donna Walcavage

    Principal Landscape Architect, Stantec Consulting

  • Christopher Walters

    Rezoning Technical Assistance Coordinator, Association for Neighborhood Housing and Development

New Jersey

  • Co-Chair

    Jun Choi

    Chief Executive Officer, Menlo Realty Ventures

  • Co-Chair

    Paul Josephson

    Partner, Duane Morris

  • Co-Chair

    Kay LiCausi

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Hoboken Strategy Group

  • Kenneth Armellino

    Director of Environmental Science and Community Affairs, Covanta Energy Corporation

  • Joseph Barile

    Vice President, Head of Real Estate and Facilities, Audible

  • William Best

    Senior Vice President, Territory Manager, PNC Bank

  • Eugenie Birch

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

  • Anthony Borelli

    Vice President of Planning and Development, Edison Properties LLC

  • Fred Brody

    President, Brody Business Development LLC

  • Tom Byrne

    President, Byrne Asset Management, LLC

  • Nicholas Chiaravalloti

    Vice President for External Affairs and Senior Counsel to the President, Hudson County Community College

  • Cesar J. Claro

    Principal, Claro Ventures

  • Arnold Cohen

    Policy Coordinator, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

  • Chris Colley

    Project Director, Topology

  • Sara Cullinane, Esq

    Director, Make the Road New Jersey

  • Stephen Dilts

    Senior Vice President, HNTB Corporation

  • Samuel Donelson

    Senior Vice President, AECOM

  • Kevin Drennan

    Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs LLC

  • Caroline Ehrlich

    Executive Director, Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency

  • Joseph Fiordaliso

    Chief Executive Officer, NorthStar Strategies

  • Janice Fuller

    President, Mid-Atlantic, Anbaric Development Partners

  • Sargent Gardiner

    Partner, Robert A. M. Stern Architects

  • Robert Goldsmith

    Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis

  • Andrei Greenawalt

    Head of Public Policy, Via

  • Linda Harrison

    Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Newark Museum of Art

  • Jeanne Herb

    Associate Director of Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers

  • Patrick Higgins

    Chief Investment Officer at Patrinely Group, LLC

  • Deborah Hoffman

    Director, Passaic County Department of Economic Development

  • James Johnson

    Chief Operating Officer, Trinity Church Wall Street

  • Barbara Kauffman

    Corporate Relations Director, NJIT Martin Tuchman School of Management

  • Gerald Keenan

    President, New Jersey Alliance for Action

  • Dan Kennedy, MCRP, PP


  • Jeff Kolakowski

    Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Builders Association

  • Walter Lane

    Director, Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development, Somerset County

  • Susan Lederman

    Professor Emerita, Kean University

  • Jose Lozano

    Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

  • Joseph Maraziti

    Partner, Maraziti Falcon, LLP

  • Anthony Marchetta

    Former Executive Director, ALM Consulting

  • Theresa Marshall


  • Courtenay Mercer

    Principal, Mercer Planning Associates

  • Michael Meyer

    Director of Development, Hugo Neu Corporation

  • Linda Morgan

    Vice President of Project Partnerships & External Affairs, RBH Group

  • Christina PioCosta-Lahue

    President, Vivaria Ecologics; CEO, Rensselaer Commercial Properties

  • Jay Redd

    Managing Director, Stono Public Affairs

  • Ingrid Reed

  • Ziad Shehady

    Township Administrator, Chatham Township

  • Monica Slater Stokes

    Managing Director of Corporate & Government Affairs, United Airlines

  • Roger Smith

    Design Director, Gensler

  • Darius Sollohub

    Director, NJ School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Thomas Stanton

    Managing Director, JLL

  • Reuben Teague

    Director of Impact Investing, Prudential Financial

  • Richard Thigpen

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, PSE&G

  • Peter Waldt

    Director, Commercial Planning & Development; Managing Director, Advisory Services, WSP USA

  • Christopher Watson

    Director of Planning, Murphy Schiller & Wilkes


  • Co-Chair

    David Kooris

    President, Stamford Downtown

  • Co-Chair

    Judith Lagano

    Senior Vice President Asset Management, NRG Energy Inc.

  • Mark Barnhart

    Economic Development Director, Town of Fairfield

  • Ralph Blessing

    Land Use Bureau Chief, City of Stamford

  • Mendi Blue-Paca

    Chief Community Impact Officer, Fairfield County's Community Foundation

  • Clifford Brammer

    Assistant City Planner, Waterbury, CT

  • Sara Bronin

    Lawyer; Architect; Chair of Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

  • Laura Brown

    Executive Director of City Plan, City of New Haven

  • Ross Burkhart

    Retired President & CEO, Ross Burkhardt

  • Michael Cacace

    Senior Partner, Cacace, Tusch & Santagata

  • Jennifer Carrier

    Associate Vice President, HNTB Corporation

  • Jessica Casey

    Chief of Community and Economic Development, City of Norwalk

  • Aimee Chambers

  • Bill Coleman

    City of Bridgeport Office of Planning and Economic Development

  • Arthur Collins

    President, Collins Enterprises

  • Michael Critelli

    Chief Executive Officer, MoveFlux

  • Ted Ferrarone

    Co-President, Building & Land Technology

  • John Freeman

    General Counsel, Harbor Point Stamford

  • Celeste Frye

    Chief Executive Officer & Principal, Public Works Partners

  • Alli Ganim

    Program Associate, Fairfield County's Community Foundation

  • Samuel Gardner

    Principal, Gregg Wies & Gardner Architects

  • Sean Ghio

    Policy Director, Partnership for Strong Communities

  • Kiley Gosselin

    Executive Director, Partnership for Strong Communities

  • Lynn Haig

    Planning Director, City of Bridgeport

  • Ryan Harvey

    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Ashforth Company

  • Erin Howard

    Director of Economic Development, City of Hartford

  • Juanita James

    Former President & CEO, FCCF

  • Deirdre Kamlani

  • Evonne Klein

    Former first selectman, leader of CT Coalition to End Homelessness

  • Steve Kleppin

    Director, Planning and Zoning, Norwalk

  • Tom Klin

    Managing Principal, GHD

  • Bob Knight

    Chief Operating Officer, Harrison Edwards

  • Alex Knopp

    President, Norwalk Public Library

  • Pam Koprowski

    Principal, Cardinale Associates

  • Philip Kuchma

    President, Kuchma Corporation

  • Edward Lavernoich

    President, Bridgeport OPED

  • Kayleigh Lombardi

    Policy Analyst, Partnership for Strong Communities

  • Barbara Lopez

    Director, Make the Road CT

  • Petra Messick

    Director, Gateway Program Planning, Amtrak

  • Matthew Nemerson

    Vice President Corporate Development, Budderfly Inc

  • Robert Nerney

    Department of Planning, Waterbury Connecticut

  • Julian Pierce

    Director, Economic Opportunity, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

  • Michael Piscitelli

    Interim Economic Development Administrator, City of New Haven

  • Marianne Pollak

    League of Women Voters

  • Patricia Rattray

    Patricia Rattray Real Estate at William Pitt Sotheby's

  • Rich Redniss

    Principal Planner, Redniss & Mead Inc.

  • Terry Reilly

    Director of Outreach & Enrollment Services - Stamford, University of Connecticut

  • David Rich

    Executive Director, Supportive Housing Works

  • Alec Slatky

    Director of Public and Government Affairs, AAA Northeast

  • Christie Stewart

    Director, Fairfield County's Center for Housing Opportunity

  • Robert Stromsted

    Chief Development Officer, HNTB

  • Caroline Vary

    Managing Director, Asset Management, Jonathan Rose Companies

  • LaToya Wilson

    Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

  • Mara Winokur

    Executive Director, Urban Land Institute

  • Aicha Woods

    Director, Fairfield County's Center for Housing