Board + Staff

The DBP has a staff of approximately 20 and is overseen by a board of directors comprised of leaders from Downtown Brooklyn's corporate sector, academic institutions, and cultural community. It has an annual operating budget of around $7 million.

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Tucker Reed, President

Bethany Bowyer, Deputy Director of Real Estate + Planning; Services Manager, CLS BID
Laurel Brown, Executive Director for Operations + Administration
Rheatis Brown, Finance Manager
Peter Coyne, Executive Director of Public Safety
Stephanie Dolan, Marketing + Development Manager
Isaac Esterman, Director of Project Implementation
Ryan Grew, Deputy Director of Operations; Services Manager, MetroTech BID
Luis Gutierrez, Production + Marketing Manager
Davine Henry, Staff Accountant + Administrative Associate
Dannley Idopcil, Operations + Business Services Associate
Thomas Joyce, Public Safety Manager
Andrew Kalish, Director of Cultural Development
Vivian Liao Korich, Director of Marketing + Strategic Partnerships
Thomas Martin, Deputy Director of Public Safety
Dee Rominiecki, Office Manager
Roscoe Smalls, Deputy Director of Public Safety
Shabazz Stuart, Services Manager, Fulton Mall Improvement Association
Alan Washington, Director of Real Estate + Planning
Michael Whyte, 80 Arts Building Manager

Board of Directors

Nathan Aber, AmTrust Realty Corp.
Nick Allard, Brooklyn Law School
David Arena, JP Morgan Chase
David Belt, Macro Sea
JJ Bistricer, Clipper Equity
Anthony Borelli, Edison Properties
Samy Brahimy, IBEC Management
Donald Capoccia, BFC Partners
Joseph Caridi, Cushman & Wakefield
Leroy Charles, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Isaac Chera, Crown Acquisitions
Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG
Andre Dua, McKinsey & Company
Brendan Dugan, St. Francis College
David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Kai Feder, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Perry Finkelman, American Development Group
Alan Fishman, Ladder Capital Management
Jim Friend, Friend Development Group
MaryAnne Gilmartin (Co-Chair), Forest City Ratner Cos.
Louis Greco, SDS Brooklyn
Gale Stevens Haynes, LIU- Brooklyn
Paul Heffernan, BNY Mellon
Karen Brooks Hopkins, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Russell Hotzler, New York City College of Technology
Sam Ibrahim, Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge
Paula Ingram, Ingram & Hebron Realty
Louis J. Jerome, JEMB Realty
Jeff Kay, Muss Development
Harry Kotowitz, HK Organization
James Kuhn, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Jared Kushner, DUMBO Heights
Albert Laboz, United American Land
Kevin Lalezarian, Lalezarian Properties
John Lam, The Lam Group
Jenny Lawton, MakerBot
Jon McMillan, TF Cornerstone
Peter Meyer, TD Bank
Ron Moelis, L&M Development Partners
Joshua Muss, Muss Development
Stephen Palmese, Cushman & Wakefield/Massey Knakal
Bre Pettis (Co-Chair), MakerBot and Bold Machines
Melissa Pianko, Gotham Organization
Martin Piazzola, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.
Edward Piccinich, SL Green
Tucker Reed, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Frances Schor, Treeline Companies
Leslie Schultz, BRIC
Thomas Schutte, Pratt Institute
Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Gary Sedoruk, Benenson Capital Partners
Drew Spitler, The Dermot Company
Katepalli Sreenivasan, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Doug Steiner, Steiner Studios
Paul Travis, Albee Development LLC
Nancy Umanoff, Mark Morris Dance Group
Jed Walentas, Two Trees Management
Terry Whalen, 625 Fulton Associates
Gregg Wolpert, The Stahl Organization
Rudolph Wynter, National Grid U.S.
Brett Yormark, Brooklyn Nets
Michael Zampetti, SLATE Property Group