Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Launches Search for New President

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership recently launched a search to fill the position of president.
The five-year-old organization, which has overseen the redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn, will continue to serve as the link between the public and private sectors in implementing the plan for Downtown Brooklyn. Since the organization was founded, it has overseen the implementation of $200 million in public investments, which spurred some $3.4 billion in private investment.

“The presidency of the partnership is an opportunity for a motivated individual to work on the continued redevelopment and repositioning of one of the fastest-growing downtowns in America.” said Alan Fishman, co-chairman of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s board of directors. “This individual must have a deep understanding of government, real estate development and be able to proactively promote Downtown Brooklyn as a dynamic urban center.”

The president reports to the board of directors, co-chaired by Alan Fishman, chairman of both Meridian Capital Group and the Brooklyn Community Foundation; and Robert Catell, former chairman of National Grid U.S. and Keyspan.

As announced in the attached job description, the president must:

• Serve as chief executive for a not-for-profit organization with an annual budget of $6.7 million;

• Serve as the Downtown Brooklyn community’s chief liaison to the Mayor’s Office and city agencies involved in the economic growth of Downtown Brooklyn;

• Partner with the leaders of arts and cultural institutions within the BAM Cultural District toward further growing the area as one of the nation’s cultural centers;

• Work with board of directors to develop an agenda of public policies and priorities related to the future economic growth of the area.


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