Our People

Ric ClarkChairman

Ric Clark is co-founder and Managing Partner of WatermanClark, a vertically integrated real estate investment …

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Jessica LappinPresident

Jessica Lappin is the President of the Alliance for Downtown New York. The organization manages the country’…

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Meet Our Teams

At the Downtown Alliance, our staff is committed to your success.

Board of Directors

Ric ClarkChairperson, Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. WTC Performing Arts Center
Hon. Eric AdamsMayor, City of New York
Rev. Michael A. BirdTrinity Church Wall Street
Geoffrey BoulterMorgan Stanley
Betty CohenCentury 21 Department Stores
Tom CostanzoFosun Hive Holding
K. Thomas ElghanayanTF Cornerstone
David V. FowlerThe Bank of New York Mellon
Brett S. GreenbergJack Resnick & Sons
Francis J. GreenburgerTime Equities, Inc.
Daniel HaimovicEastbridge Group
Callie HainesBrookfield Properties
Elizabeth L. Hillman9/11 Memorial and Museum
Thomas HughesResident Representative
Jonathan IgerSage Realty Corporation
Marvin KrislovPace University
Sarah Miyazawa LaFleurMM.LaFleur
Hon. Brad S. LanderComptroller, City of New York
Anita LaremontFried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP
Hon. Mark LevineManhattan Borough President
Hon. Christopher MarteCity Council Member
Nicholas MartinRudin Management Company, Inc.
Tammy MeltzerManhattan Community Board No. 1
Jeremy MossSilverstein Properties
Dr. Anthony MunroeBorough of Manhattan Community College
Dan PalinoNew Water Street Corp.
Edward V. PiccinichSL Green Realty Corp.
Peter PoulakakosAhead Realty/HPH
Cynthia Rojas SejasS&P Global
Joel RosenGFI Development
Todd SchwartzCushman & Wakefield
Frank J. SciameF.J. Sciame Construction Company, Inc.
Ed SpadeHarperCollins Publishers
Allan G. SperlingCleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
Brian R. SteinwurtzelGFP Real Estate
Kent M. SwigSwig Equities LLC
Matthew Van BurenCBRE Group, Inc.
John WheelerJones Lang LaSalle
Jolene YeatsThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Communications & Marketing

Andrew BreslauSenior Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Jessica DruckerSenior Director of Tourism and Hospitality
Teresa FigarioCommunications & Marketing Specialist
Rebecca FishbeinEditorial Director
Kara MavrosWriter/Editorial Manager
Juliet MuellerSocial Media & Digital Marketing Director
Christopher NelsonAssociate Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Bathsheba ParkerArt Director
Craig RaiaSenior Director, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
Elissa VerrilliDirector of Programs and Community Engagement
Abigail WuEvents and Special Projects Manager

Finance & Administration

Nancy CascellaAssistant General Counsel
Theresa HottelExecutive Assistant
Rebecca JimenezBookkeeper
Jihan JohashenHuman Resources Manager
Michael KetringGeneral Counsel
J Ladi Ojomu-KayoesOffice Assistant
Taina PradoChief of Staff
Mark QuinnChief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Administration
KellyAnne TangAssistant to the Executive Division
Maria Tirado-QuinonesSenior Director of HR and Administration
Justin Volz-DizonOffice Coordinator


Benjamin AckertManager of Streetscape and Public Space
Paul AlbanoAssistant Director, Public Safety
John BettersDistrict Landscape Manager
Renee BraunsteinAdministrative Assistant, Operations
Michael CookSanitation Maintenance Supervisor
John CoyleAssistant Director, Public Safety
Edward DrivickAssistant Director, Public Safety
Daniel GiacomazzaVice President, Operations
Hans GuillaumeDeputy Director of Sanitation
Dave HarvinDirector of Public Safety
Sean HayesSupervisor, Sanitation
Carl HomwardDirector of Sanitation
Jamel HomwardSupervisor, Sanitation
Dwayne JacobsDirector, Transportation
Joe MaggioDistrict Operations Associate
Pedro MolinaSanitation Maintenance Manager
Brandie MurthaDistrict Operations Associate
Brian NelsenAssistant Director, Public Safety
Christian RamosAssistant to the District Landscape Manager
Jason RiveraTransportation Field Manager
Anthony RivettiDirector of Information Services
Richard SerranoCustodian
Kerwin SinghDistrict Operations Associate
Ron WolfgangSenior Vice President, Operations
Jane WolterdingSenior Director of Planning, Operations

Research & Economic Development

Ariana BranchiniAssistant Vice President, Economic Development
Lauren JeffersonDirector of Storefront Business Engagement
Sam McBrideEconomic Data Development Manager
Joshua NachowitzSenior Vice President, Research & Economic Development
Victoria PennacchioPlacemaking Manager


Patrick LiangTechnology Project Coordinator
Zoe LinTechnology Data Fellow
Jeremy SchneiderChief Technology Officer

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