Committees

The Brooklyn Chamber's voluntary committees offer Members the opportunity to contribute directly to the work of the Chamber and to interact with fellow Chamber Members who share common interests. Committee participation is a great way for Members to network, share ideas and further the Chamber’s objectives for Brooklyn businesses and the borough through its promotion, support and advocacy initiatives.

Ambassador Committee

Brooklyn Chamber Ambassadors are a key link between the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and its members. Ambassadors work closely with the Chamber to increase membership involvement, recruitment and retention by volunteering for outreach programs and actively participating in Chamber events.

Chair:  Daisy Dobbins, People's Alliance Federal Credit Union

Miriam Stiefel, Reflective Energy

LiaisonLorraine Lowe   

Government Affairs Committee

Our Government Affairs Committee advocates for improved economic conditions within the borough by advocating for various policies, issues, and legislation. This group also works to enhance the interaction between Brooklyn Chamber members and public officials.

Co-Chair:   Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison

Co-Chair:  Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage Consultants, Inc. 

Liaison: Samara Karasyk

Healthcare Business Committee

Our Healthcare Business Committee strives to promote programs and policies that improve the health and wellness of Brooklyn’s residents and workers. We advocate specifically for the Chamber’s health-related business and organizations and envision a borough where all of Brooklyn’s small businesses have access to high-quality, low cost healthcare.

Chair: 

Liaison:   Nancy Clermont

M/WBE Committee

The MWBE Committee is dedicated to the development and enhancement of minority and/or women owned enterprises focusing on strengthening economic capacity, offering procurement information along with establishing working relations with private and public business sectors to foster increased revenue, procurement and economic development for a healthy MWBE community in Brooklyn and beyond.

Co-Chair:  Renee McClure, National Grid

Co-Chair:  Juliet Lewis, Con Edison

Liaison:     Veronica Harris

Real Estate and Development Committee

The Real Estate and Development Committee (RED) is comprised of real estate professionals and actively works to identify borough-wide opportunities for business attraction and retention. The committee organizes a series of events throughout the year to support and promote real estate projects, programs, and shine a light on new and innovative development projects.

Co-Chair:  Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG

Co-Chair:  David Lombino, Two Trees Management

Liaison:  Avi Leshes

Workforce Development Committee

The Workforce Development Committee promotes employer education and improves dialogue between resources which support diversity in the workforce, while supporting our 21st-century workforce and beyond. We support member businesses by fostering the best workplace practices that encourage talent development and a transformation of systems that impact businesses by viewing workforce needs with a business focus.

Chair:  Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc

Co-Chair: Angela Blum-Finlay, Dime Community Bank

Liaison:   Tondalaya London

Young BK Professionals

We support the growth of young professionals and foster the future leaders of Brooklyn. Through this committee, members build meaningful relationships across industries and sectors to access resources and create personal and professional opportunities.

Chair:  Jonathan Judge, Codacity 

Co-Chair: Nicole McGarrell, Sunny Day Marketing

Liaison:  Saloni Sharma