Current Board Members
The NYU Board consists of voting Trustees, listed below, and non-voting Trustees.
Kelly Kennedy Mack
President, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Kelly Kennedy Mack is president of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, a recognized industry leader in the planning, design, marketing, and sale of luxury residential development. She has played a significant part in the company's expansion and has worked with some of the most distinguished leaders in luxury real estate, including renowned developers, architects, and designers. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Mack is a committee member for the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Health.
Mimi M.D. Marziani
President, Texas Civil Rights Project
Mimi Marziani is the president of the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP), which provides Texas lawyers for Texas communities to serve the movement for equality and justice in and out of the courts. She has an extensive background in civil rights advocacy and nonprofit management, and is widely considered a national expert in voting rights and election law. Before moving to Texas, Marziani spent several years as counsel for the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where she litigated election law cases in federal courts across the country. She teaches “Election Law and Policy” at the University of Texas School of Law and has taught constitutional law at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and NYU Abu Dhabi.
Chairman, Quexco Incorporated
Howard M. Meyers is chairman of Quexco Incorporated, the world’s largest producer of the metal lead, operating 38 facilities (i.e. smelters, refineries, rolling mills) located throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa producing aluminum, zinc, silver, bentonite, anodes, and various plastic products. He is also chairman of Burger Boat Corporation and served in the U.S. Navy and reserves from 1964 through 1970. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, his board affiliations include the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Overseers, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Dean's Council, Horatio Alger Association Board of Directors, University of Texas MD Anderson Board of Visitors, Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees, and Battery Council International Board of Directors.
Ruthie Ann Miles
Professional Singer and Actor
Ruthie Ann Miles made her Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theatre's revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I as the King's head wife, Lady Thiang. Her performance garnered the 2015 Tony Award for “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” as well as a 2016 Grammy nomination as a principle singer on the cast album. She became the first Korean-American performer to win a Tony Award, as well as the first Asian-American to win in the category. Miles next performed on Broadway in 2017 in the revival of Sunday In the Park With George, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford. Miles has also appeared on television and has performed with esteemed conductors and orchestras.
Constance J. Milstein
Principal and Co-Founder, Ogden CAP Properties, LLC
Constance J. Milstein is an attorney and co-founder of Ogden CAP Properties, LLC, a premier real estate, hotel, and property development and management company. She also co-founded Dog Tag Bakery, a nonprofit that provides critical education and training for wounded veterans and their spouses who are seeking to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Milstein serves on the boards of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Blue Star Families, National Symphony Orchestra, Ford’s Theatre and the American Australian Council. She is chair of the French-American Cultural Foundation and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations. She previously served on the boards of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy and the Washington National Opera.
Rima Al Mokarrab
Executive Director, Strategic Affairs, Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi
Rima Al Mokarrab is Executive Director of Strategic Affairs at the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, a government agency mandated to provide strategic policy advice to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. She also chairs the Board of Tamkeen LLC, a company that delivers projects enriching Abu Dhabi’s social, cultural, and educational landscape. Al Mokarrab is a Board member of the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education, which works to expand access to high-quality education for young people globally, as well as co-founder of the Abu Dhabi-Aspen Institute partnership, and co-chair of the annual Ideas Abu Dhabi Forum. She previously served on the Board of the UAE Space Agency.
Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
Chairman, Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi
Group CEO and Managing Director, Mubadala Investment Company
Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak is a member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, a government agency mandated to provide strategic policy advice to the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Al Mubarak is also the group CEO and managing director of Mubadala Investment Company, the entity formed from the merger of Mubadala Development Company and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), with assets valued at more than US $232 billion. In this position he is responsible for ensuring the company's strategy is aligned with Abu Dhabi's objective of advancing a globally integrated, sustainable, and diversified economy.
David C. Oxman
Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell
David C. Oxman is senior counsel of the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell where as a partner he was the practice coordinator of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department. He served four years as an officer in the United States Navy. In addition to NYU where he is chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Oxman’s current and former charitable activities include serving as a trustee or officer of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, a Connecticut charity working to advance equity in education, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Westchester County, Jurodin Fund, Inc., and a number of private foundations.
President, Paulson & Co., Inc.
John Paulson is the president and portfolio manager of Paulson & Co. Inc., an investment management company specializing in global merger, event, and credit strategies. He is involved in many philanthropic activities through the Paulson Family Foundation and serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, the Partnership for New York City, and the Deans Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Paulson serves on the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Overseers.
President, Reservoir Advisors, Inc.
Dasha Rettew is the President of Reservoir Advisors, Inc., an executive advisory company that helps CEOs adapt their leadership, build their businesses, and cultivate healthy lives. Previously, Rettew served as Learning and Development Partner for Facebook's Global Sales Organization, where she advised the business on its approach to developing leaders. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Rettew is president of the NYU Alumni Association Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Overseers for NYU's Tandon School for Engineering. She also guest lectures on leadership and entrepreneurship at NYU, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and Columbia University.
Catherine B. Reynolds
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation
Catherine B. Reynolds is chairman and CEO of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to help educate young people, to inspire them to believe in their power to make a difference as individuals, and to motivate them to reach their greatest potential as citizens and productive members of society. Reynolds has served as a trustee of Vanderbilt University, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art, Dance Theatre of Harlem, DC College Access Program, National Geographic International Advisory Council, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and the American Academy of Achievement. She also funded the MIT YouPitch Entrepreneurship Competition, served as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education during the administration of President George W. Bush, and was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe as a member of Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges.
Brett B. Rochkind
Managing Partner, BRK Capital
Brett Rochkind is the Managing Partner of BRK Capital, a global technology investing platform based in Silicon Valley. Prior to founding BRK, Brett led General Atlantic’s Silicon Valley office and was the Global Co-Head of the Internet & Technology sector. He also led Charles River Ventures (CRV) growth investing efforts. Rochkind has invested in leading technology companies globally including Alibaba Group, Altair Engineering, AppDynamics, Appirio, Airbnb, Box, Despegar, Grove Collaborative, IHS, Lenovo, Linx, Meituan, MercadoLibre, Nubank, Philz Coffee, SignalFX, Sonder, SSA Global, Tanium, TripActions and Uber. Prior to General Atlantic, Rochkind was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York and Silicon Valley and helped to establish their presence in Israel. Rochkind also serves on the NYU Stern School of Business Board of Overseers and the Tipping Point Community’s Leadership Council, which works to fight poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area.