Organizational Leadership Series with David Ehrenberg

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Organizational Leadership Series

Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
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As part of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership, the Organizational Leadership Series will host David Ehrenberg, president and CEO of Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, in conversation with Michael Zabar, '21 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. The discussion will focus on David's experiences building and supporting healthy corporate cultures and his passion for pursuing economic development projects and advancing small businesses in New York City.

About the Speaker:


David Ehrenberg is President and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC), overseeing its diverse tenet base and ongoing expansion efforts. The Navy Yard is a 300-acre industrial campus on the Brooklyn waterfront that is now home to over 500 companies and nearly 12,000 jobs. Managed by a not-for-profit, the Yard's mission is to create high-quality middle-class jobs and ensure that local residents, particularly those with traditional barriers to employment, benefit from the Yard's continued development. 

Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Real Estate Transaction Services at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). At NYCEDC, he managed many of the city's priority economic development projects, including an initiative resulting in Cornell's Roosevelt Island campus, the redevelopment of vacant land on the Lower East Side now known as Essex Crossing; the Atlantic Yards project; and hundreds of millions of dollars of programs supporting small businesses after Hurricane Sandy. Previously, he coordinated a microenterprise program at South Brooklyn Legal Services. 

David is a graduate of Wesleyan University, was a Fulbright Fellow in Zimbabwe, and received dual masters from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children, not far from where he grew up. 

February 18th, 2021 12:30 PM through  1:30 PM
United States