Non-voting Trustees, elected upon recommendation of the Committee on Trustees, include Life Trustees and Trustee Associates. They are invited to attend meetings in a non-voting capacity.
Arthur L. Carter
President, Utilities & Industries Management Corporation
Arthur L. Carter, through his private equity holding company, Utilities & Industries Corporation, has owned and operated more than 100 industrial companies. He continues to own and operate a manufacturing company that makes precision springs, with factories in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and China. Carter served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard and was honorably discharged in 1956. In 1981 he started his first newspaper, the Litchfield County Times, and six years later he founded the New York Observer. Carter is also a sculptor and has been a featured solo artist at many galleries. He has held adjunct professorships in philosophy and journalism at NYU and is currently a member of the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science Board of Overseers.
Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, C.V. Starr and Co., Inc.
Maurice R. Greenberg is chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc., a global insurance and investment organization. He is also chairman of the Starr Foundation. He serves on the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University, as honorary vice chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, and as vice chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He is the past chairman and director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, the International Advisory Council of the China Development Research Foundation, the China Development Bank, and numerous other distinguished boards and academies.
Arts '48, Stern '58
President, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.
Henry Kaufman is president of Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc., a firm established in 1988, specializing in economic and financial consulting. He is chairman emeritus and a current member of the NYU Stern School of Business Executive Board. He is chairman emeritus and a member of the Institute of International Education Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Governors of Tel-Aviv University, a fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, former treasurer of the Economic Club of New York, honorary trustee and former president of the Animal Medical Center, and life trustee at the Jewish Museum.
Chairman, Quexco Incorporated
Howard M. Meyers is an industrialist and philanthropist. He is founder of Quexco Inc., a diversified metals company that operated in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, he is a member of the NYU Stern Executive Board, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Dean’s Council, Horatio Alger Association Board of Directors, University of Texas MD Anderson Board of Visitors, UT Southwestern President’s Advisory Board, and Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also chairman of Burger Boat Corp.
E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan
E. John Rosenwald, Jr. is vice chairman of J.P.Morgan. Prior to J.P.Morgan, he was vice chairman and co-president of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Rosenwald serves on the board of the following nonprofit organizations: trustee emeritus at Brandeis University; life trustee at Central Park Conservancy; chairman emeritus at Dartmouth College; advisory trustee at the Environmental Defense Fund; vice chairman emeritus, executive committee member, and chairman emeritus of the Fund for the Met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; trustee emeritus at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse; trustee emeritus at the National Organization on Disability; board member at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center; chair emeritus at NYU Langone Health; and trustee emeritus at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
William C. Rudin
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman, Rudin Management Company, Inc.
As CEO and co-chairman of Rudin Management Company, William C. Rudin oversees the Rudin real estate portfolio of 16 office towers comprising more than 10 million square feet of Class A space, 17 luxury apartment buildings, and a world-class residential development project, all in New York City. The integration of technology and environmental design is a hallmark of the Rudin’s development philosophy. On behalf of business, civic and trade organizations, Rudin is one of the real estate industry’s strongest and most influential voices advancing pro-business public policy. Rudin works tirelessly in Washington, DC, Albany, and City Hall on behalf of groups including the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Real Estate Roundtable, the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), and the Partnership for New York City. Rudin’s focus is promoting policies that will continue diversifying the city’s economy in order to generate jobs and bring renewed vitality to New York City’s businesses and its commercial and residential real estate marketplace. Rudin is the founding chairman and current board member of the Battery Conservancy and is a former chairman and current board member of ABNY, REBNY and RER. He is a board member of the Partnership for New York City, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Economic Club of New York, and The New York City Marathon Committee.
SSSW '78, '79
Victory Ventures Inc.
Constance Silver is a teacher, a therapist, an artist, and a philanthropist. She is a member of the NYU Silver School of Social Work Dean’s Council and has served as a lecturer at NYU for many years. Her artwork can be found in private and corporate collections. Her 10-foot tall sculpture, Whoopie, is displayed on the Florida International University campus in the courtyard of the School of Architecture.
Joseph S. Steinberg
Chairman, Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
Joseph S. Steinberg is chairman of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a global investment banking firm. He is also a director of the Crimson Wine Group, owner of wineries located in California, Oregon, and Washington. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Steinberg serves on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Board. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Ann’s Warehouse located in Brooklyn Bridge Park and is a member of the National Film Preserve and its Board of Governors, presenter of the Telluride Film Festival. He is also on the Board of Directors of New York City Center. Steinberg served with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1966 to 1968.
Judy Steinhardt is chair emerita of the Board of Trustees of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, as well as co-chair of the Board of Directors of American Friends of the Israel Museum. She serves on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Board and Christie’s Advisory Board.
Trustee, The Leon Levy Foundation
Shelby White is the founding trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation, which supports organizations in the arts and humanities, nature and gardens, neuroscience research, human rights, and Jewish culture. An author, collector, and philanthropist, she serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for Advanced Study, the New York Botanical Garden, Bard Graduate Center, American Friends of the Cycladic Art Foundation, and the Writers Room. She is chair of the American Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority. White has taught seminar courses on philanthropy at NYU and museum studies at City College of New York and written articles about both philanthropy and investing.
William D. Zabel
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
William D. Zabel is a founding partner of the law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York City, Washington, D.C. and London. He practices in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, charitable foundations, income- and gift-tax planning, estate administration, and family law. Zabel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and the American Bar Foundation, and an academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Zabel is active in the cause of human rights, serving on the boards of Human Rights First (co-chair), the Sakharov Archives at Brandeis University, and as legal advisor to the Soros network of foundations around the world. Zabel also serves on the boards of The New School, the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, the JPB Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. He is chairman of the Planning Giving Advisory Committee of Princeton University.
Treasurer, SCORE NYC
Bruce Berger is a certified business mentor with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Previously, he was founder and president of Sutton Group Services Inc., providing system-based consulting to clients with planning, designing, developing, and implementing services. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Berger is an active NYU alumnus, having served as president of the Commerce (now NYU Stern School of Business) Alumni Association, chair of the NYU Alumni Council, and co-chair of the NYU Alumni Association Fundraising Committee. He is currently an advisor to the NYU Young Alumni Leadership Circle.
Stern '60, Law '63
Chairman, Real Estate Department, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Leonard Boxer is the chairman of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP’s real estate practice and a member of the firm’s Senior Executive Committee. His extensive practice covers a full range of commercial and residential real estate matters, including zoning, land use, governmental regulations, financing, ownership structures, cooperatives and condominiums, real property taxation and exemptions. Boxer serves as counsel to the Real Estate Board of New York. Beyond his practice, he is the chairman of the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) and the Children’s Hearing Institute for hearing impaired children. He is a life trustee of the NYU School of Law Foundation Board.
Jane Eisner Bram
WSC '58, SSSW '79, '00
Jane Eisner Bram is a clinical social worker with a private practice treating individuals and groups in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She received her PhD in 2000. In addition to her role as a trustee associate of NYU, she is the chair of the NYU Silver School of Social Work Dean’s Council. She also serves on the board of the Joseph Eisner Camp for reformed Judaism, which is named for her father – a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business and NYU School of Law.
Betty Weinberg Ellerin
WSC '50, Law '52
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
Betty Weinberg Ellerin is senior counsel in Alston & Bird, LLP’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group in the New York office. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Weinberg Ellerin served more than 20 years as an Appellate Division jurist. She was the first woman appointed as Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York for the New York City Courts, where she was responsible for the operation of all the trial courts within the city. Following that position, in 1999 she became the first woman appointed as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York (First Department) and, to date, the only woman appointed as Presiding Justice of that Court.
Stern '42, '51
President Emeritus and Trustee, Town Hall Foundation
After 35 years as voluntary president of Town Hall, Marvin Leffler became president emeritus and trustee in 2013. In 1978, he formed a group that assumed responsibility for the Town Hall Foundation and for the operation of the hall, which today is a National Historic Site and successful concert hall. He served for many years as CEO and chairman of the National Council of Sales Organization and has authored two books on sales careers. Leffler was the founding co-president of the NYU Alumni Association, and remains a member of the Board of Directors.