Membership

New York Leadership for Accountable Govern­ment (NY LEAD) is a bipartisan group of New York business, civic, and philanthropic leaders who have come together to advocate for comprehensive reform to the way elections are funded in the Empire State. We want to join our collective voices to restore fairness and integrity to New York’s political process.

Members of New York Leadership for Accountable Government

*Indicates recent addition to NY LEAD

All affiliations listed for identification purposes only 

Richard Aborn
CAAS, LLC
Fmr. Rep. Mike Arcuri
24th Congressional District, NY
Robert  Arnow
Swig, Weiler and Arnow
Robert Atkins
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Francis Barron
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Alan Belzer
President & CEO (Retired), Allied Signal
Gerald Benjamin*
Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY New Paltz
Jeff Benjamin*
Alex von Bidder
Managing Partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant
Sam Blair
Main Street Alliance
Fmr. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert
24th Congressional District, NY
Andrea Bonime-Blanc
Stephen Bowman Fmr. Senator Bill Bradley*
Co-Chair of Americans for Campaign Reform
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Former President & CEO Seagram’s, Ltd.
Brad Burnham
Union Square Ventures
David L. Calone
President & CEO, Jove Equity Partners, LLC
Zachary W. Carter
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Ellen Chesler Diana Cihak*
Founder of WomenElect
Sean Coffey
Fmr. Candidate for NYS Attorney General
Robert Colson
Trustee, Committee for Economic Development
W. Bowman Cutter
Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Dr. Kenneth Davis
President, Mt. Sinai
Richard Davis Craig Dessen
Cynthia DiBartolo*
CEO of Tigress Financial Partners
Chairperson of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
Barry Diller
William Donaldson
27th Chairman of the SEC
Irwin Dorros
President, Dorros Associates
Patricia Duff*
Founder of The Common Good
Dr. Hazel N. Dukes
President, NAACP New York State Conference
John R. Dunne Sean Eldridge
President, Hudson River Ventures
Blaine (Fin) Fogg
Skadden, Arps
James A. Gardner*
Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School
Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. Steven Haft
Michael Halberstam*
Associate Director of Jaeckle Center for State and Local Democracy at SUNY Law School
Christie Hefner
Fellow, Center for American Progress
Stephen Heintz
President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Anne H. Hess
Ambassador William vanden Heuvel Leo Hindery
InterMedia Partners, LP
Fmr. Rep. Amory Houghton
29th Congressional District, NY
Frank Housh*
Housh Law Offices
Chris Hughes
Co-Founder, Facebook
Craig Kaplan
Robert M. Kaufman
Proskauer Rose
Fmr. Senator Bob Kerrey
Co-Chair of Americans for Campaign Reform
Jerome Kohlberg
Kohlberg & Company and the Kohlberg Foundation
Charles Kolb
President, French-American Foundation
Daniel F. Kolb
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Kay Koplovitz
Dan Kramer
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Eric Lane
Dean, Hofstra Law School
Geraldine B. Laybourne Marjorie Press Lindblom
of counsel (retired partner), Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Susan Lyne
CEO, Gilt.com
John MacIntosh
SeaChange Capital Partners
Kathryn Grant Madigan
Levene Gouldin & Thompson LLP
James Magavern*
Counsel to Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Vincent Mai
Matthew Mallow Dennis Mehiel*
Chairman and CEO of U.S. Corrugated
Chairman and CEO of Battery Park City
Danny Meyer
CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
Judith Mogul
Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C.
Fmr. Rep. Scott Murphy
20th Congressional District, NY
Charles Myers
Dan Neidich
Dune Real Estate Partners LP
Wendy Neu
Hugo Neu Corporation
Charles J. O’Byrne Father Joseph A. O’Hare
President Emeritus, Fordham University
Morris Pearl Eugene Pinover
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Betsy Plevan
Proskaeur Rose
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
Executive VP, New York Board of Rabbis
Adeel Qalbani* Frederic C. Rich
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Té Revesz*
Principal, GlobalReach
David Rockefeller
Theodore Roosevelt IV* Jonathan F.P. Rose
President, Jonathan Rose Companies
Donald Rubin*
Co-founder, Rubin Museum of Art
Shelley Rubin*
Co-founder, Rubin Museum of Art
Susan Rubinstein George E. Rupp
President, International Rescue Committee
Jeffrey Sachs Josh Sapan
President, AMC Networks
Ralph Schlosstein
CEO, Evercore Partners
Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.
Brennan Center for Justice
Thomas J. Schwarz Dr. Robert A. Scott
President, Adelphi University
Frank Selvaggi, CPA Jane Sherburne
BNY Mellon
Claire Silberman Daniel A. Simon
Michael Solender* Peter J. Solomon
Peter J. Solomon Company
Jonathan Soros
JS Capital Management, LLC
Sung-Hee Suh
Ellen Susman Steve Susman
Susman Godfrey
Andrew Tobias Jeffrey C. Walker
Delroy Warmington*
Managing Partner of Delwar Capital Management LLC
Rudy Washington
President, RW Consultants
Frank Weil
Chairman, Abacus & Associates
Marc N. Weiss
Founder, WebLab
John C. Wilcox
Chairman, SODALI
Jacob Worenklein
Partner and Co-Head, Global Projects, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Kent Yalowitz
Arnold & Porter LLP
Peter Zimroth
Arnold & Porter LLP
 

 

 

Richard Aborn

CAAS, LLC

 

Fmr. Rep. Mike Arcuri

24th Congressional District, NY

Robert  Arnow

Swig, Weiler and Arnow

 

Robert Atkins

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

 

Francis Barron

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

 

Alan Belzer

President & CEO (Retired), Allied Signal

 

Gerald Benjamin*

Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY New Paltz

 

Jeff Benjamin*

 

Alex von Bidder

Managing Partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant

 

Sam Blair

Main Street Alliance

Fmr. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert

24th Congressional District, NY

 

Andrea Bonime-Blanc
Stephen Bowman Fmr. Senator Bill Bradley*

Co-Chair of Americans for Campaign Reform

 

Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Former President & CEO Seagram’s, Ltd.

 

Brad Burnham

Union Square Ventures

 

David L. Calone

President & CEO, Jove Equity Partners, LLC

 

Zachary W. Carter

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

 

Ellen Chesler Diana Cihak*

Founder of WomenElect

 

Sean Coffey

Fmr. Candidate for NYS Attorney General

 

Robert Colson

Trustee, Committee for Economic Development

 

W. Bowman Cutter

Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

 

Dr. Kenneth Davis

President, Mt. Sinai

 

Richard Davis Craig Dessen
Cynthia DiBartolo*

CEO of Tigress Financial Partners

Chairperson of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce

 

Barry Diller
William Donaldson

27th Chairman of the SEC

 

Irwin Dorros

President, Dorros Associates

 

Patricia Duff*

Founder of The Common Good

 

Dr. Hazel N. Dukes

President, NAACP New York State Conference

 

John R. Dunne Sean Eldridge

President, Hudson River Ventures

 

Blaine (Fin) Fogg

Skadden, Arps

 

James A. Gardner*

Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School

 

Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. Steven Haft
Michael Halberstam*

Associate Director of Jaeckle Center for State and Local Democracy at SUNY Law School

 

Christie Hefner
Fellow, Center for American Progress

 

Stephen Heintz

President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

 

Anne H. Hess

 

Ambassador William vanden Heuvel

 

Leo Hindery

InterMedia Partners, LP

 

Fmr. Rep. Amory Houghton

29th Congressional District, NY

 

Frank Housh*

Housh Law Offices

 

Chris Hughes

Co-Founder, Facebook

 

Craig Kaplan
Robert M. Kaufman

Proskauer Rose

 

Fmr. Senator Bob Kerrey

Co-Chair of Americans for Campaign Reform

 

Jerome Kohlberg

Kohlberg & Company and the Kohlberg Foundation

 

Charles Kolb

President, French-American Foundation

 

Daniel F. Kolb

Davis Polk & Wardwell

 

Kay Koplovitz
Dan Kramer

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

 

Eric Lane

Dean, Hofstra Law School

 

Geraldine B. Laybourne Marjorie Press Lindblom

of counsel (retired partner), Kirkland & Ellis LLP

 

Susan Lyne
CEO, Gilt.com

 

John MacIntosh

SeaChange Capital Partners

 

Kathryn Grant Madigan

Levene Gouldin & Thompson LLP

 

James Magavern*

Counsel to Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP

 

Vincent Mai Matthew Mallow

 

Dennis Mehiel*

Chairman and CEO of U.S. Corrugated

Chairman and CEO of Battery Park City

 

Danny Meyer

CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

 

Judith Mogul

Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason,

Anello & Bohrer, P.C.

 

Fmr. Rep. Scott Murphy

20th Congressional District, NY

 

Charles Myers

 

Dan Neidich

Dune Real Estate Partners LP

 

Wendy Neu

Hugo Neu Corporation

 

Charles J. O’Byrne
Father Joseph A. O’Hare

President Emeritus, Fordham University

 

Morris Pearl
Eugene Pinover

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

 

Betsy Plevan

Proskaeur Rose

 

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

Executive VP, New York Board of Rabbis

 

Adeel Qalbani*
Té Revesz*

Principal, GlobalReach

 

Frederic C. Rich

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

 

David Rockefeller Theodore Roosevelt IV*
Jonathan F.P. Rose

President, Jonathan Rose Companies

 

Donald Rubin*
Co-founder, Rubin Museum of Art

 

Shelley Rubin*
Co-founder, Rubin Museum of Art

 

Susan Rubinstein

 

George E. Rupp

President, International Rescue Committee

 

Jeffrey Sachs
Josh Sapan
President, AMC Networks

 

Ralph Schlosstein

CEO, Evercore Partners

 

Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.

Brennan Center for Justice

 

Thomas J. Schwarz
Dr. Robert A. Scott

President, Adelphi University

 

Frank Selvaggi, CPA

 

Jane Sherburne

BNY Mellon

 

Claire Silberman

 

Daniel A. Simon

 

Michael Solender*

 

Peter J. Solomon

Peter J. Solomon Company

 

Jonathan Soros

JS Capital Management, LLC

 

Sung-Hee Suh Ellen Susman
Steve Susman

Susman Godfrey

 

Andrew Tobias
Jeffrey C. Walker Delroy Warmington*

Managing Partner of Delwar Capital Management LLC

 

Rudy Washington

President, RW Consultants

 

Frank Weil

Chairman, Abacus & Associates

 

Marc N. Weiss

Founder, WebLab

 

John C. Wilcox

Chairman, SODALI

 

Jacob Worenklein

Partner and Co-Head, Global Projects, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

 

Kent Yalowitz

Arnold & Porter LLP

 

Peter Zimroth

Arnold & Porter LLP