Current Board Members
The NYU Board consists of voting Trustees, listed below, and non-voting Trustees.
Larry A. Silverstein
Chairman, Silverstein Properties
Larry A. Silverstein is the chairman of Silverstein Properties, a Manhattan-based real estate development and investment firm that has developed, owned, and managed 40 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. He has spent the last 21 years rebuilding the office component of the World Trade Center site, a $30 billion project that will consume the balance of his working life. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Silverstein is a member of the NYU Langone Health Board of Trustees and is the founder and chairman emeritus of the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board. He is a member of the New York Bar and a governor of the Real Estate Board of New York, having served as its chairman. He has served as chairman of the Realty Foundation of New York, chairman of UJA-Federation, and treasurer of National Jewish Health in Denver. He is a founding trustee of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York and a board member of the New York Philharmonic. He is a classical music enthusiast, a passionate yachtsman, and a dedicated New Yorker.
SPS '88, '89
Vice Chairman, Silverstein Properties
Lisa Silverstein is vice chairman of Silverstein Properties and oversees the firm's capital, existing assets, new initiatives and corporate strategy. Silverstein sits on the board of UJA and Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, as well as several other philanthropic and financial organizations and institutions from the United States to Israel.
Chair, Tandon Capital Associates
Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon is a business leader, Grammy-nominated artist, and humanitarian. She is a former partner of McKinsey & Company, and as founder and chair of Tandon Capital Associates, Ms. Tandon focuses on measurable transformation of institutions. She has worked with over 40 companies globally, on projects involving major financial and operational restructuring, global and domestic strategy, organizational redesign, core process/performance improvement, and broad-based culture change. Ms. Tandon is the Chair of the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, whose mission is to elevate human happiness through economic and emotional empowerment.
She is a Trustee of New York University, Chair of the Board of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, a Trustee of NYU Langone Health, a Board member of the NYU Stern School of Business, and Chair of NYU’s President's Global Council. Ms. Tandon is also a member of Yale University’s President’s Council of International Activities. Her Foundation has established faculty Chairs at Yale and Harvard Universities.
Ms. Tandon has received numerous awards for integrity and leadership, including the Gallatin Medal, NYU’s highest honor, the Walter Nichols Medal, and the Polytechnic Medal, in recognition of her contribution to science and engineering. She has received the BCA Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts and was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Ms. Tandon has been inducted into the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AMACAD). She has also been profiled in print, on radio, and television, including in CNBC’s The Brave Ones series.
Ms. Tandon has recorded four albums, with a fifth slated for release, under her not-for-profit label, Soul Chants Music, including Soul Call, which was nominated for a Grammy. She has conducted numerous benefit concerts on world stages to sold-out audiences, including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Berlin’s Olympiastadion.
David A. Tanner
Managing Director, Three Mile Capital
David Tanner is the managing director of Three Mile Capital, a private investment company. He serves on the boards of White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. and Northeast Bank. In addition to NYU Board of Trustees, Tanner is chair of the NYU School of Law Foundation Board, trustee of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, trustee of Central Synagogue, director of Lawyers for Children, and director of The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. He served as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System and related entities from January 2007 through May 2018.
Chairman and CEO, CINQ Care Inc.
Executive Chairman, BlackIvy Group, LLC
Chairman, Somatus Inc.
Anthony Welters is the founder, chairman and CEO of CINQ Care Inc., a physician-led, community-based ambulatory care delivery system that delivers whole person care in the home, whenever possible, to Black and Brown communities. Welters currently serves as executive chairman of the BlackIvy Group, LLC. BlackIvy builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, including logistics and infrastructure solutions and businesses that serve the growing consumer class. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman of Somatus, Inc., a leading provider of value-based kidney solutions to payors, health systems, and other organizations seeking alternatives to traditional fee for service dialysis. An industry veteran for over four decades, Welters founded AmeriChoice in 1989. When the successful health care company was acquired by UnitedHealth Group in 2002, Welters joined UHG serving as senior adviser to the office of the CEO, executive vice president and member of the office of the CEO, retiring in 2016. He also led UHG's Public and Senior Markets Group. Welters currently serves on the public boards of The Carlyle Group, Loews Corporation, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. Welters previously served as a director West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. He is trustee emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees, chairman emeritus of the New York University School of Law Foundation Board, as well as a trustee of NYU Langone Health, vice chair of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and a founding member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Leonard A. Wilf
President, Garden Homes, Inc.
Leonard Wilf is president of Garden Homes, which owns and manages apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, and hotels throughout the country. He is also owner and vice chairman of the Minnesota Vikings Football Club. An active participant in the Jewish community, Wilf is a leading supporter for Jewish causes and is dedicated to the preservation of the memories of the Holocaust. He was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 1997. The Wilf family was among the original founders of the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, DC, the Heritage Museum in New York, NY, and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel. Wilf is a board member of the American Society for Yad Vashem, having previously served as chairman.
Tandon '09 '11
Founder, TWF New York
Nikolai Albert T. M. Wolfe is an attorney, civil engineer, and real estate consultant. Wolfe recently launched TWF New York, a full-service real estate brokerage and development consulting firm. He is actively engaged in projects that innovatively reimagine housing in greater New York and Ghana, West Africa. A seasoned utility professional, Wolfe promotes and defends the regulatory interests of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. as in-house counsel. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Wolfe is president of the NYU Alumni Association Board of Directors, a long-serving member of the Polytechnic Alumni Association International Board of Directors, and a trial advocacy mentor at Brooklyn Law School.
GSAS '77, '05
Founding Partner, Bloomberg, L.P.
Charles (“Chuck”) Zegar is one of the original four founding partners of Bloomberg Financial Markets. He was the technical computer expert for this partnership, designing, programming, and managing development of the Bloomberg terminal system. Zegar serves as trustee and chief financial officer of his family foundation, the Zegar Family Foundation, which has a philanthropic focus in the environmental area as well as in justice and human rights plus contributes to science, health, arts and culture, and several other causes. Zegar also serves as a member of The Nature Conservancy in New York Board and the University of California Santa Barbara Foundation Board.