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

PRESIDENT
Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce             

TREASURER
Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick 

SECRETARY
Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

DIRECTORS

Ali Esmailzadeh, Brookfield Properties

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

Andrew H. Kimball, Industry City

Bradley Korn, Mount Sinai Health System

Colvin W. Grannum, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.

David DeSanti, Consolidated Edison

David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Dominick Stanzione, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center

Donald R. Boomgaarden, St. Joseph’sCollege

Dozier Hasty, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Edward O'Donnell, JPMorgan Chase

Eladia Causil-Rodriquez, Eladia’s Kids

Elaine Brodsky, North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Elizabeth Segal, AT&T

Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage

Gina Argento, Broadway Stages

Jed Walentas, Two Trees Management Co.

Jeff Lindor, Gentlemen’s Factory

Joseph J. Lhota, NYU Langone Medical Center

Joy Sweet, Howell Industries

Juan Perez, Highbrid Media

Karen Auster, Auster Agency

Kendall Christiansen, NY Congregational Community Services

Kenneth Fisher, Cozen O’Connor

Kevin M. Thompson, ExxonMobil

Lisa Bing, Bing Consulting Group, Inc.

Maggie Gu, Park Asia Restaurant

Miguel Martinez-Saenz, St. Francis College

Nathaniel Rubinov, Sterling National Bank

Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Paul Michels, Cullen & Dykman

Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc.

Philip Guarneri, Empire State Bank

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Renee McClure, National Grid

Robert Guimento, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Rudolph Crew, Medgar Evers College

Sayar Lonial, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Steven Klein, Northfield Bank

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

Thomas Sorrentino, PKF O'Connor Davies

Timothy King, CPEX Real Estate

Trish Martin, Halstead Properties

Tucker Reed, Totem

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

 

DIRECTORS

David DeSanti, Consolidated Edison

Edward O'Donnell, JPMorgan Chase

Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage Consultants

Gina Argento, Broadway Stages

Joseph J. Lhota, NYU Langone Medical Center

Lisa Bing, Bing Consulting Group, Inc.

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Renee McClure, National Grid

Sayar Lonial, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

Thomas Early

Thomas Sorrentino, PKF O'Connor Davies

 

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

BROOKLYN ALLIANCE, INC.

DIRECTORS

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison

Ben Margolis, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation

David Berliner, Brooklyn Museum

Evelyn Ortiz, New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals

Jason A. Muss, Muss Development Company

Lara Birnback, Brooklyn Heights Association

Louie Liu, Brooklyn Community Improvement Association                          

Mark Foggin, Foggin Strategies

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Patrick Dugan, Cushman and Wakefield

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Regina Myer, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Steve Cohen, Brooklyn Baseball Company  

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture                                  

Thomas Early

Toby Moskovitz, Heritage Equity Partners

BROOKLYN ALLIANCE CAPITAL, INC.

DIRECTORS

Ana Oliveira, Investors Bank

Andrew Walcott, Fusion East Restaurant

Bryan Doxford, New York Business Development Corporation                                 

Chris Michelletti, Wells Fargo

David Bagatelle, Commercial Investment Trust

Joseph Pellegrino, TD Bank 

Kenny Guan, Guan Realty Corporation

Pasquale Patrone, CohnReznick

Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Susan Doban, Doban Architecture

Thomas Keane, Investors Bank

Vincent Chirico, Chirico Law