Leadership

BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.

randy-peers

President's Bio

Randy Peers

Randy Peers joined the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as the President and CEO on September 9, 2019.  He brings with him decades of workforce and economic development expertise, and several years of executive leadership experience growing non-profit organizations that serve the business community.

He previously served as the inaugural President & CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) in Berks County, PA overseeing the alignment of the Chamber of Commerce and two economic development organizations. For over a decade Randy was CEO of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT), a Brooklyn-headquartered workforce development organization that was the leading provider of disconnected youth job training services in NYC.  From 2002-2006, Randy served as Vice President of Economic Development at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce under then President Kenneth Adams, developing a portfolio of projects that included the Good Help program, Real Estate Development (RED) industry initiative, as well as developing the concept for the Business Solutions Center. Randy’s non-profit program management experience developed while at CAMBA, one of the largest social services providers in Brooklyn.  During Randy’s tenure as Chair of Sunset Park’s Community Board 7, he saw the completion of Sunset Park High School and three neighborhood rezonings.

Randy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and an MPA from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Randy was born, raised, and spent most of his professional career in Brooklyn, having lived in five different neighborhoods across the borough.

OFFICERS

CHAIR
Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

VICE CHAIR
Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage Consultants

PRESIDENT
Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

TREASURER
Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

SECRETARY
Kendall Christiansen, Gaia Strategies

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIR
Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

VICE CHAIR
Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage Consultants

DIRECTORS

Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc.

Gina Argento, Broadway Stages

Ralph Bumbaca, TD Bank

Patrick Burke, Consolidated Edison

Kendall Christiansen, Gaia Strategies

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

Joseph J. Lhota, NYU Langone Medical Center

Sayar Lonial, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Renee McClure, National Grid

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Phyllis Pressa, JPMorgan Chase

Thomas Sorrentino, PKF O'Connor Davies

BROOKLYN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.

DIRECTORS

Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc.

Gina Argento, Broadway Stages

Karen Auster, Auster Agency

Lisa Bing, Bing Consulting Group, Inc.

Donald R. Boomgaarden, St. Joseph’s College

Ralph Bumbaca, TD Bank

Patrick Burke, Consolidated Edison

Eladia Causil-Rodriquez, Eladia’s Kids

Kendall Charter, Greenpoint YMCA

Kendall Christiansen, Gaia Strategies

Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG

Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage Consultants

Robert Cornegy, The Doe Fund

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

Ali Esmailzadeh, Brookfield Properties

Kenneth Fisher, Cozen O’Connor

Amy Griffith, The Coca-Cola Company

Maggie Gu, Park Asia Restaurant

Philip Guarnieri, Empire State Bank

Dozier Hasty, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Tyquana Henderson-Rivers, Connective Strategies LLC

Timothy King, CPEX Real Estate

Steven Klein, Northfield Bank

Bradley Korn, Mount Sinai Health System

Robert Guimento, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Joseph J. Lhota, NYU Langone Health System

Jeff Lindor, The Gentlemen’s Factory

Sayar Lonial, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Miguel Martinez-Saenz, St. Francis College

Renee McClure, National Grid

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Juan Perez, Highbrid Media

Phyllis Pressa, JPMorgan Chase

Tucker Reed, Totem

Nathaniel Rubinov, Sterling National Bank

Elizabeth Segal, AT&T

Mia Shernoff, Fiserv

Thomas Sorrentino, PKF O'Connor Davies

Joy Sweet, Howell Industries

Gary Terrinoni, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Kevin M. Thompson, ExxonMobil

Jed Walentas, Two Trees Management Co.

BROOKLYN ALLIANCE, INC.

DIRECTORS

Lara Birnback, Brooklyn Heights Association

Steve Cohen, Brooklyn Baseball Company

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

Patrick Dugan, Cushman and Wakefield

Louie Liu, Brooklyn Community Improvement Association

Kenneth Mbonu, Flatbush Nostrand Junction Business Improvement

Toby Moskovits, Heritage Equity Partners

Tiffany Joy Murchison, TJM and Co. Media Boutique

Jason A. Muss, Muss Development Company

Regina Myer, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

Evelyn Ortiz, New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Patricia Ramsey, Medgar Evers College

Antonia Yuille-Williams, Consolidated Edison

BROOKLYN ALLIANCE CAPITAL, INC.

DIRECTORS

David Bagatelle, Esquire Bank

Vince Chirico, Chirico Law PLLC

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

Bryan Doxford, Pursuit Lending

Kenny Guan, Guan Realty Corporation

Thomas Keane, Investors Bank

Christopher Murtha, Wells Fargo

Kevin O’Connor, Bridge Bancorp

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Joseph Pellegrino, TD Bank

Eugene Shvartsman, Cross River Bank

Andrew Walcott, Fusion East Restaurant

PAST BOARD CHAIRS

Denise Arbesu

Peter M. Meyer

Daniel Holt

David J. Manning

Alan H. Fishman

Patrick J. Fallon

Craig Matthews

Robert B. Catell

Philip F. Stenger