We are excited to announce that Camille Hastick, currently the Brooklyn Regional Director for NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, will be re-joining the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce team in the newly created role of Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations. I say “re-join,” because as some of you may know, she previously served as Chief of Staff at the Brooklyn Chamber. She will officially start her new role on Monday, October 16th.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Camille is a seasoned professional who is a graduate of Catherine McAuley High School located in the heart of East Flatbush. She attended New York University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. She was a participant in the CORO Leadership of New York Fellowship program where participants are taught to excel by gaining a deeper understanding of public policy, develop skills to engage their peers and other community members in decision-making processes, to make a real and lasting impact in the world. She was employed in various industries, including over 15 years at the Bank of New York Mellon, NYC Department of Small Business Services, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and the NYS Comptroller’s office. She serves on the Brooklyn Navy Yard Board of Directors and is President of the Drs. Roy and Eda Hastick Family Foundation, set up to honor the legacy of her late father, Dr. Roy Hastick Jr., who was the founder of the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce (CACCI).
Camille is also a minority woman business owner and entrepreneur. Her own management consultant business focused on small business owners in the not-for-profit and private business sectors across all industries, helping them build capacity and scale up. She has dedicated much of her professional career to supporting small businesses, especially those that are minority owned.
In this newly created role as Vice President, she will be largely responsible for serving as a senior level leader representing the Brooklyn Chamber publicly amongst a broad range of constituencies, including our elected officials. She will also lead our efforts to develop and coordinate effective public policy positions that will advance the causes of small businesses borough-wide and help grow the local economy.
I have personally known Camille for almost two decades, and have had the pleasure of collaborating with her on many occasions. I could not be happier to have her join our team and serve in this critical role.
Please feel free to reach out to Camille after she joins officially and give her a warm welcome.
President & CEO
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce