New Members Appointed To City’s Sector Advisory Councils

Published on May 06, 2020, 6:36 pm
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Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed members to the following Sector Advisory Councils: Labor and Workforce; Large Business; Small Business; and Arts, Culture, and Entertainment. Sector Advisory Councils will inform the Administration’s efforts to restart the economy and city life. The councils will serve as critical links to disseminate information about re-opening and provide guidance to shape the City’s response to the CoViD-19 pandemic. Membership of the councils on Faith, Construction and Real Estate, Non-Profits and Social Services, Public Health and Healthcare, Education and Vocational Training, and Surface Transportation will be announced in the coming days.

“For us to have a strong restart and get to the recovery New Yorkers deserve, we have to do this the smart way. These Sector Advisory Councils will provide the insight we need to successfully open our city back up and protect our people,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Labor and Workforce Sector Advisory Council

  1. Harry Nespoli, Sanitation Workers
  2. Henry Garrido, DC 37
  3. John Santos, 32BJ SEIU
  4. George Gresham, 1199 SEIU
  5. Peter Ward, Hotel Trades Council
  6. Michael Mulgrew, UFT
  7. Pat Kane, NYSNA
  8. Dr. Frank Proscia – Doctors Council President 
  9. Vinny Alvarez, NY Central Labor Council
  10. Gary LaBarbera, Building Trades Council
  11. Marc Cannizzaro, CSA
  12. Dennis Trainor, CWA
  13. Greg Floyd, Teamsters/ Local 237
  14. Darly Corniel, Director of Education & Programs Opts at CWE
  15. Alba Villa, Executive Director Northern Manhattan Immigration Coalition
  16. Elias Husamudeen, COBA
  17. Lou Turco, Police Lieutenants Union (LBA)
  18. James “Jake” Lemonda, UFOA superior fire officers 
  19. Barbara Bowen, CUNY/Professional Staff Congress
  20. Stuart Appelbaum, RWDSU
  21. Rob Newell, UFCW 1500
  22. Magda Barbosa, Catholic Migration Services, Immigrant Low-Wage Worker Initiative
  23. Marrisa Senteno and Allison Julien, National Domestic Workers Alliance NY chapter
  24. Rafael Espinal, Freelancers Union
  25. Angie Kamath, CUNY
  26. Jodi Sturgeon, PHI
  27. Rebecca Lurie, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
  28. Sandra Escamilla, Children’s Aid Society, Workforce + Youth programs
  29. Joey Ortiz, Employment Training Coalition
  30. Melinda Mack, NYATEP
  31. David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard
  32. Eileen Reilly, CAMBA
  33. Jennifer Mitchell, The Hope Program
  34. George Miranda, President Teamsters Joint Council 16

Large Business Sector Advisory Council

  1. Vincent Alvarez, Central Labor Council
  2. Ajay Banga, Mastercard
  3. Frank Bisignano, Fiserv
  4. Stacey Cunningham, NYSE
  5. Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte & WNBA
  6. William E. (Bill) Ford, General Atlantic LLC
  7. Jane Fraser, Citigroup
  8. Jeff Gennette, Macy’s
  9. Horacio Gutierrez, Spotify
  10. Joey Levin, IAC
  11. Jerome McCluskey, Milbank
  12. Anish Melwani, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc.
  13. Charles Phillips, Infor
  14. Christiana Riley, Deutsche Bank Americas
  15. Suzanne Schank, Siebert Williams Shank
  16. Joshua Silverman, Etsy
  17. Marva Smalls, Viacom/CBS
  18. Steven Swartz, Hearst
  19. John Waldron, Goldman Sachs
  20. Kathryn Wylde, Partnership for New York City
  21. Jide Zeitlin, Tapestry

Small Business Sector Advisory Council

  1. Lourdes Zapata, SOBRO
  2. Paul Storch, Summit Appliance
  3. Israel Velez, City Tamale
  4. Anthony and Paul Ramirez, Founders and Co-Owners, Bronx Beer Hall
  5. Jeffrey Garcia, Mon Amour Coffee and Wine/President NYS Latino Restaurant, Bar & Lounge Association
  6. Ramona Mejia, President and CEO, Sell-Mar Enterprise
  7. Lisa Sorin, President, Bronx Chamber of Commerce
  8. Julia Jean-Francois, Co-Director, Center for Family Life
  9. Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  10. Karen Mitchell, True Indian Hair
  11. Quincy Ougi Theodore, Owner of Brooklyn Circus retailer
  12. Wallace Ford, Medgar Evers College
  13. Colvin Grannum, Bed Stuy Restoration
  14. Mohamed Attia, Executive Director of the Street Vendors Project
  15. Jo-Ann Yoo, Asian American Federation
  16. Jessica Walker, President and CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  17. Limor Fried, Ada Fruit
  18. Ken Giddon, Rothmans
  19. Wellington Chen, Chinatown Partnership
  20. Charles “Charlie” Tebele, Digital Gadgets
  21. Joanne Kwong, Pearl River Mart
  22. Edward Funches, InclusionTM
  23. Melba Wilson, Melba’s
  24. Tom Grech, Queens Chamber
  25. Jason Ferreira, Ferreira Foodtown
  26. John DiFazio, DiFazio Industries 
  27. Ceaser Claro, SIEDC
  28. Linda Barron, SI Chamber of Commerce
  29. Carrie White, GUM Studios
  30. Noelle Santos, The Lit Bar
  31. Aziz Hasan, Kickstarter

Arts, Culture and Tourism Sector Advisory Council

  1. Mike Burke, Statue Cruises/Hornblower
  2. John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation Society
  3. Michael Capiraso, NYRR
  4. Calixto Chinchilla, New York Latino Film Festival
  5. Vijay Dandapani, Hotel Association
  6. Erika Elliot, Summerstage
  7. Indira Etwaroo, The Center for Arts and Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  8. Joel Fisher, Madison Square Garden Entertainment
  9. David Garza, Henry Street Settlement
  10. Thelma Golden, The Studio Museum in Harlem
  11. Cathy Hung, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
  12. Kemi Ilesanmi, The Laundromat Project
  13. Leah Johnson, Lincoln Center
  14. Julia Levy, Roundabout Theater
  15. Janice Monger , Staten Island Museum
  16. Seth Pinsky, 92nd Street Y
  17. Jonelle Procope, Apollo Theater
  18. Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance
  19. Rosalba Rolon Pregones, PRTT Theater
  20. Jesse Rosen, League of American Orchestras
  21. Charlotte St Martin, Broadway League
  22. Alan Steel, Javits Center
  23. Alan Suna, Silvercup Studios
  24. Ken Sunshine, Sunshine Sachs
  25. Morris Vogel, LES Tenement Museum
  26. Dennis Walcott, Queens Public Library
  27. Peter Ward, NY Hotel and Motel Trades Council


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