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.
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.
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 co-founded and currently co-chairs Ideas Abu Dhabi in partnership with the Aspen Institute. She is a Board member of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research and previously served on the Board of the UAE Space Agency.
Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
Chairman, Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi
Managing Director and Group CEO, 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 managing director and group CEO 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 $243 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.
Thomas S. Murphy, Jr.
Co-Founder and Partner, Crestview
Thomas S. Murphy, Jr. co-founded Crestview Partners in 2004. Crestview is a private equity firm based in New York. Prior to starting Crestview, Murphy was a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. Murphy has served on a variety of corporate boards. Additionally, he has been on the board of NYU Langone Health since 2010 and served as trustee of The Inner-City Scholarship Fund since 1999. Murphy graduated from Princeton University (AB) and Harvard Business School (MBA).
David C. Oxman
Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell
David C. Oxman is a 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 is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School and 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 and a member of the Investment and Executive committees, Oxman’s charitable activities have included serving as a trustee 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 Executive Board.
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 NYU Tandon School of Engineering Board. 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
After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Catherine B. Reynolds started her business career as a CPA at the accounting firm of Arthur Young and then became the Special Assistant to the Board Chairman of The Charter Company, a Fortune 50 company at the time. As the leader of two businesses, Reynolds created a new and affordable way for Americans to finance a college education — a privately funded supplement to government student loan programs. Through her vision and perseverance, millions of Americans have been able to attend the college of their choice. In only one decade, this creative approach revolutionized student lending and spawned a multibillion-dollar industry. Reynolds was selected by BusinessWeek magazine as one of the 50 most philanthropic living Americans and is the first self-made woman ever to make the list. Reynolds currently serves on the boards of General Dynamics Corporation and Lindblad Expeditions, LLC. She is also Board Chairman of Lyndra Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that will improve healthcare through ultra-long-acting, sustained-release therapies.
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 and 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, Better, Box, Crusoe Energy, Despegar, Grove Collaborative, IHS, Lenovo, Linx, Meituan, MercadoLibre, Nubank, Philz Coffee, SignalFX, Slice, Sonder, SSA Global, Tanium, Tipalti, 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 Executive Board and the Tipping Point Community’s Leadership Council, which works to fight poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area.