Board of Directors

Welcome to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce!  

This is a very exciting time for the Brooklyn Chamber and our great borough.  From the entertainment, sporting and cultural scene to economic development activities throughout our distinctive neighborhoods, Brooklyn is hot and happening! 

From traditional Chamber offerings such as networking events and member-to-member discounts, to industry events such as Brooklyn Eats and Brooklyn Designs, to our workforce development, business support and tourism initiatives, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the organization to help your business launch, grow and achieve its full potential.

The Brooklyn Chamber’s Board of Directors is a dedicated group of professionals representing a wide cross-section of the borough’s industries. They give their time, talent and energy to guide Chamber policy, build support for Chamber initiatives and affect positive change through their active participation.  As our Board members well know, engaging with the Chamber has never been more productive. 

I invite you to browse our website and discover the benefits of doing business in Brooklyn -- we hope you’ll agree that Chamber membership is the next step in achieving your business goals!


Sincerely,

Denise Arbesu
Board Chair


BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.
 

OFFICERS

CHAIR
Denise Arbesu, Citi Commercial Bank

PRESIDENT
Andrew Hoan, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce              

TREASURER
Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick 

SECRETARY
Susan Doban, Doban Architecture     

 

DIRECTORS

Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc.

Michelle J. Anderson, Brooklyn College

Charles Archer, The Thrive Network                    

Gina Argento, Broadway Stages                                      

Lisa Bing, Bing Consulting Group, Inc.

Donald R. Boomgaarden, St. Joseph’s College

Elaine Brodsky, North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Eladia Causil-Rodriquez, Eladia’s Kids

Kendall Christiansen, NY Congregational Community Services

Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG                                        

Rudolph Crew, Medgar Evers College

Anthony W. Crowell, Brooklyn Public Library                                

Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage                        

David DeSanti, Consolidated Edison

David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard                                                            

Reza Fakhari, Kingsborough Community College

Colvin W. Grannum, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.        

Maggie Gu, Park Asia Restaurant

Dozier Hasty, Brooklyn Daily Eagle                                  

Andrew H. Kimball, Industry City     

Joseph J. Lhota, NYU Langone Medical Center

Richard S. Liebowitz, NY Methodist Hospital              

Sayar Lonial, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Trish Martin, Halstead Properties

Miguel Martinez-Saenz, St. Francis College

Renee McClure, National Grid                                                                                          

Peter M. Meyer, TD Bank                                 

Paul Michels, Cullen & Dykman                                              

Edward O'Donnell, JPMorgan Chase

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank                                                               

Juan Perez, Highbrid Media                                                                          

Josephine Savastano, Wells Fargo

Elizabeth Segal, AT&T                                                         

Thomas Sorrentino, PKF O'Connor Davies                                     

Dominick Stanzione, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center

Kevin M. Thompson, ExxonMobil                    

Jed Walentas, Two Trees Management Co.

Richard Windram, Verizon Communications  

Anthony E. Woods, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Amerigroup    

 

PAST CHAIRS

Peter M. Meyer
Daniel Holt
David J. Manning
Alan H. Fishman
Patrick J. Fallon
Craig Matthews
Robert B. Catell
Philip F. Stenger

 

BROOKLYN ALLIANCE, INC.

 

OFFICERS

CHAIR
Denise Arbesu, Citi Commercial Bank

PRESIDENT
Andrew Hoan, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce    

TREASURER
Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick 

SECRETARY
Susan Doban, Doban Architecture     

 

DIRECTORS

Steve Cohen, Brooklyn Baseball Company                                    

Patrick Dugan, Cushman and Wakefield

Thomas Early

Louie Liu, Brooklyn Community Improvement Association                          

Ben Margolis, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation

Josh Meltzer, Airbnb

Jason A. Muss, Muss Development Company

Regina Myer, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison

Rick Zimmerman, TD Bank

 

BROOKLYN ALLIANCE CAPITAL, INC. 

 

OFFICERS

CHAIR
Denise Arbesu, Citi Commercial Bank

PRESIDENT
Andrew Hoan, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce    

TREASURER
Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick 

SECRETARY
Susan Doban, Doban Architecture     

 

DIRECTORS

Richard Dodson, HSBC

Bryan Doxford, New York Business Development Corporation                                 

Maggie Gu, Park Asia Restaurant

Louie Liu, Brooklyn Community Improvement Association

Juan Perez, Highbrid Media                         

Joseph Pellegrino, TD Bank 

Craig J. Ratigan, Investors Bank

Andrew Walcott, Fusion East Restaurant