Chamber Committees

The Brooklyn Chamber's voluntary committees offer Members the opportunity to contribute directly to the work of the Chamber and to interact with fellow Chamber Members who share common interests. Committee participation is a great way for Members to network, share ideas and further the Chamber’s objectives for Brooklyn businesses and the borough through its promotion, support and advocacy initiatives.

Ambassador Committee

Brooklyn Chamber Ambassadors are a key link between the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and its members. Ambassadors work closely with the Chamber to increase membership involvement, recruitment and retention by volunteering for outreach programs and actively participating in Chamber events.

Chair:  Daisy Dobbins, People's Alliance Federal Credit Union

Miriam Stiefel, Hudson Energy

Liaison: Lorraine Lowe    


Government Affairs Committee

Our Government Affairs Committee works directly with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to advocate for improved economic conditions within the borough. This group also works to enhance the interaction between Brooklyn Chamber Members and public officials. 

Co-Chair:   Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison

Co-Chair:  Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage Consultants, Inc. 


Health Care Business Committee 

The Health Care Business Committee strives to promote programs and interventions that help improve the health and wellness of Brooklyn residents through effective strategies, advocacy, education and support.  The Committee is committed to maximizing representation of the Chamber’s health-related businesses and organizations. Its vision is that Brooklyn’s small business community and residents will have improved access to health care.

Chair: Anthony Woods, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Liaison:     Nancy Clermont

M/WBE Committee

The Committee seeks to assist Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) become certified and connect them with government and private sector procurement opportunities. The Committee addresses the unique challenges of M/WBE Chamber members and advocates on their behalf in an effort to eliminate disparities in the procurement processes.

Co-Chair:  Renee McClure, National Grid

Co-Chair:  Juliet Lewis, Con Edison

Liaison:     Veronica Harris

Real Estate and Development Committee

The Real Estate & Development (RED) Committee is a group of Chamber member volunteers from the real estate community that actively works together to identify borough-wide opportunities for business attraction and retention. Additionally, the Chamber's RED Committee organizes a series of events throughout the year to support and promote real estate and development initiatives across the borough.

Co-Chair:  Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG

          Co-Chair:  David Lombino, Two Trees Management

Liaison:  Lori Raphael


Workforce Development Committee

The Workforce Development Committee promotes employer education and improves dialogue between resources which support diversity in the workforce, while also supporting our 21st-century workforce and beyond. We support member businesses by fostering the best workplace practices that encourage talent development and a transformation of systems that impact businesses by viewing workforce needs with a business focus.

Chair:  Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc

Co-Chair: Angela Blum-Finlay, Dime Community Bank

Liaison:   Tondalaya London

Young BK Professionals

Purpose: To support the growth of young professionals and foster the future leaders of Brooklyn. Through this initiative, young professionals are able to build meaningful relationships in a variety of industries, access a large network of resources, and create personal and professional opportunities.

Chair:  Jonathan Judge, Codacity 

Liaisons:  Chloe Silversmith