Limor Fried of Adafruit appointed to Small Business Sector Advisory Council by NYC Mayor de Blasio @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo @adafruit #NewYorkTough #NewYorkSmart

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Members to Sector Advisory Councils including our Ladyada –

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.

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Limor Fried of Adafruit was appointed to Small Business Sector Advisory Council. Thank you Mayor de Blasio, Limor, Adafruit, and our community are grateful for the opportunity to help restart the New York economy.

Sector Advisory Councils

Labor and Workforce Sector Advisory Council

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

Large Business Sector Advisory Council

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

Small Business Sector Advisory Council

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

Arts, Culture and Tourism Sector Advisory Council

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


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