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.

Elaine Brodsky, North Brooklyn Chamber

Eladia Causil-Rodriquez, Eladia’s Kids

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, Fleet Coverage                        

David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard                                                            

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         

Brian Horton, Con Edison

Andrew H. Kimball, Industry City     

Tim King, CPEX Real Estate                                                                              

Joel Landau, AlphaCare of New York           

Joseph J. Lhota, NYU Langone Health System      

Sayar Lonial, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Trish Martin, Halstead Properties

David Maundrell, Citi Habitats                                               

Renee McClure, National Grid                                                                                       

Peter M. Meyer, TD Bank                                 

Paul Michels, Cullen & Dykman                                              

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

Edward O'Donnell, JPMorgan Chase

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank                                                               

Juan Perez, Highbrid Media                                                                          

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    



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

Tia Powell Harris, Weeksville Heritage Center

Louie Liu, Brooklyn Community Improvement Association                          

David Meade, Southwest Brooklyn IDC                                                 

Josh Meltzer, Airbnb

Jason A. Muss, Muss Development Company

Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison

Rick Zimmerman, TD Bank