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!


Denise Arbesu
Board Chair




Denise Arbesu, Citi Commercial Bank

Andrew Hoan, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce              

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick 

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture     



Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc.

Michelle J. Anderson, Brooklyn College

Charles Archer, Evelyn Doughlin Center                         

Gina Argento, Broadway Stages                                      

Lisa Bing, Bing Consulting Group, Inc.

Jack Calareso, St. Joseph’s College    

Kendall Christiansen, NY Congregational Community Services

Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG                                        

Ashley Cotton, Forest City Ratner Companies

Rudolph F. Crew, Medgar Evers College         

Anthony W. Crowell, Brooklyn Public Library                                

Gil Cygler, Alpha Operations

Gaia DiLoreto, By Brooklyn                                          

David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard                                            

April Garry-Vergara, HSBC Bank, USA                 

Colvin W. Grannum, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.        

Maggie Gu, Park Asia Restaurant

Dozier Hasty, Brooklyn Daily Eagle                                  

Farley Herzek, Kingsborough Community College

Lyn Hill, NY Methodist Hospital         

Fredric Hugue      

Andrew H. Kimball, Industry City     

Tim King, CPEX Real Estate

Andrea Kretchmer, Poko/Kretchmer                                                                               

William C. Lamoreaux, EmblemHealth

Joel Landau, AlphaCare of New York           

Joseph Lhota, NYU Lutheran Medical Center                                                                                       

Sayar Lonial, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

David Maundrell, aptsandlofts – Citi Habitats                                               

Renee McClure, National Grid                                                                                          

Peter M. Meyer, TD Bank                                 

Paul Michels, Cullen & Dykman        

Mark J. Noto, Investors Bank                                            

Michael O'Brien, III, M.C. O'Brien, Inc.                                            

Edward O'Donnell, JPMorgan Chase                                                               

Juan Perez, Highbrid Media                                                                          

Tucker Reed, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership             

Robert Sanchez, Con Edison                                             

Elizabeth Segal, AT&T                                                         

Thomas Sorrentino, PKF O'Connor Davies                                     

Dominick Stanzione, Maimonides Medical Center

Kevin M. Thompson, ExxonMobil                    

Jed Walentas, Two Trees Management Co.

Richard Windram, Verizon Communications  

Anthony E. Woods, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Amerigroup    

Tom Zapf, Macy's



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





Denise Arbesu, Citi Commercial Bank

Andrew Hoan, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce    

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick 

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture     



Steve Cohen, Brooklyn Baseball Company                                    

Thomas Early, Maimonides Medical Center

Forbes Fisher, Steve’s Ice Cream                                       

Tia Powell Harris, Weeksville Heritage Center

Louie Liu, Brooklyn Community Improvement Association                          

David Meade, Southwest Brooklyn IDC           

Scot Medbury, Brooklyn Botanic Garden                                        

Jason A. Muss, Muss Development Company

Stephen Yaros, Feld Entertainment

Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison

Rick Zimmerman, TD Bank