My interest is in solving problems for organizations and people that contribute to the vitality and stability of New York City and State. This is what led me to my most recent position as President of the Citizens Budget Commission, the leading non partisan nonprofit research organization in New York on city and state fiscal issues. Its work is just as important now as it was more than eighty years ago, when CBC was created by concerned New Yorkers during the Great Depression. Below are descriptions of the skills I have developed at CBC and in previous positions as a CEO, consultant and government manager.
Start-up and Interim CEO Services
Stabilize organizations, assist through leadership transitions, direct operations during executive search, conduct search.
Case Study: "PENCIL"
Program Development and Management
Create and implement all types of new programs under tight time pressure, from full grant-making and monitoring systems after national disasters, to academic programs for a major urban university .
Case Study: "ASAP at City University"
Facilitate Board and executive staff understanding of organizational issues and put more effective management and long term strategies in place for financial stability and growth.
Case Study: "Increasing revenue"
External Relations and Communications
Extensive contacts in the public and non profit sectors and media to increase visibility, attract high profile supporters, government funding and press coverage to organizations;,and orchestrate grassroots and media campaigns.
Case Study: "Chilly Chicken War"
Messaging and Branding
Experienced in re-naming, logo, materials and website design, and the design and production of award-winning Annual Reports.
Case Study: "Learning Leaders"
Budgeting and Finance
Knowledge and experience in all budget and management functions, including oversight, preparation and approval of annual budgets and audited financial statements
Case Study: "September 11th Fund"