Board + Staff

The DBP has a staff of approximately 25 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 $8 million.

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Tucker Reed, President

Jessica Ainlay, Content + Community Engagement Manager
Herbert Barr, Operations Field Associate
Bethany Bowyer, Deputy Director of Real Estate + Planning
Laurel Brown, Executive Vice President
Rheatis Brown, Finance Manager
Peter Coyne, Managing Director of Public Safety
Stephanie Dolan, Marketing + Development Manager
Ryan Grew, Director of Operations
Luis Gutierrez, Marketing + Production Manager
Thomas Joyce, Public Safety Manager
Andrew Kalish, Director of Cultural Development
Tukisha Knox, Administrative Manager
Patrick Krause, Senior Accountant/Controller
Vivian Liao Korich, Managing Director of Programs + Partnerships | Chief of Staff
Thomas Martin, Director of Public Safety
Ryan McAllister, Program Manager, Brooklyn Education Innovation Network (BE.IN)
Ayodele Oti, Operations Associate
Roscoe Smalls, Director of Public Safety
Shabazz Stuart, Operations Manager
Edward Summers, Executive Director of Brooklyn Education Innovation Network (BE.IN)
Delilah Tyson, Senior Administration Manager
Nakita Walker, Administrative Manager
Alan Washington, Director of Real Estate + Planning
Michael Whyte, 80 Arts Building Manager

Board of Directors

Nathan Aber, AmTrust Realty Corp.
Nicholas Allard, Brooklyn Law School
Adam Alshawish, TD Bank
David Arena, JP Morgan Chase
Anthony Borelli, Edison Properties
Samy Brahimy, IBEC Management
Jean Celestin, Eastdil Secured
Leroy Charles, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Isaac Chera, Crown Acquisitions
Joseph Cirone, Cushman & Wakefield
Katy Clark, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG
Ashley Cotton, Forest City Ratner Companies
Jared Della Valle, Alloy
Andre Dua, McKinsey & Company
Brendan Dugan, St. Francis College
Ama Dwimoh, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Eben Ellertson, L&M Development Partners
Perry Finkelman, American Development Group
Alan Fishman, Ladder Capital Management
James H. Friend, Friend Development Group
MaryAnne Gilmartin, Forest City Ratner Cos. (Co-Chair)
Louis Greco, SDS Brooklyn
Gale Stevens Haynes, LIU Brooklyn
Paul Heffernan, BNY Mellon
Russell Hotzler, New York City College of Technology
Steven Hurwitz, GFI Development Company
Sam Ibrahim, Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge
Paula Ingram, Ingram & Hebron Realty
Louis J. Jerome, JEMB Realty
Jeff Kay, Muss Development
Sean R. Kelly, CPEX Real Estate
Andrew Kimball, Industry City
Harry Kotowitz, HK Organization
Cooper Kramer, Savanna
David Kramer, Hudson Companies
James Kuhn, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Jared Kushner, DUMBO Heights
Albert Laboz, United American Land
Kevin Lalezarian, Lalezarian Properties
John Lam, The Lam Group
Jon McMillan, TF Cornerstone
Gavin Morgan, Jones Lang LaSalle
Joshua Muss, Muss Development
Mark Noto Investors Bank
Stephen Palmese, Cushman & Wakefield/Massey Knakal
Bre Pettis, MakerBot and Bold Machines (Co-Chair)
Melissa Pianko, Gotham Organization
Martin Piazzola, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.
Edward Piccinich, SL Green
Timothy Quinlan, Quinlan Development Group
Tucker Reed, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Michael Rudin, Brooklyn Navy Yard Tower Associates
Leslie G. Schultz, BRIC
Thomas Schutte, Pratt Institute
Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Gary Sedoruk, Benenson Capital Partners
Drew Spitler, The Dermot Company
Dr. Katepalli Sreenivasan, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Doug Steiner, Steiner Studios
Michael Stern, JDS Development Group
Paul Travis, Albee Development LLC
Nancy Umanoff, Mark Morris Dance Group
Jed Walentas, Two Trees Management
Gregg Wolpert, The Stahl Organization
Rudolph Wynter, National Grid U.S.
Brett Yormark, Brooklyn Nets
Travis Yuengst, CBRE
Michael Zampetti, SLATE Property Group