Transit Innovation Partnership Advisory Board

Alan H. Fishman
Advisory Board Chair

David Belt
Co-Founder, New Lab & President, Macro Sea

Kenneth A. Bronfin
Senior Managing Director & Head of International Investments, Hearst Interactive Media

Kevin G. Chavers
Managing Director,

BlackRock, Inc.

Michele Gilliam
Director of Campaigns & Elections,
TWU Local 100

Maria Gotsch
President & CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City

Nick Grossman
General Manager, Union Square Ventures 

Sarah Kaufman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, New York University

Carol Kellermann
Former President, Citizens Budget Commission

Linda Kirkpatrick
Executive Vice President, U.S. Market Development, Mastercard

David Levin
Former CEO, McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.

Nancy M. Louden
Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

William J. Mulrow
Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Infor

Steven Rubenstein
President, Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

William C. Rudin
Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Kevin P. Ryan
Chairman & Founder, MongoDB, Zola, Workframe, Nomad Health

Scott Salmirs
President & CEO, ABM Industries Inc.

Edward Skyler
Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Citi, Citigroup Inc.

Polly Trottenberg 
Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation

Veronica Vanterpool
Deputy Director, Vision Zero Network

Thomas Wright
President, Regional Plan Association

Kathryn S. Wylde
President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Advisory Board Ex Officio

Patrick Foye
President, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Veronique Hakim
Managing Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

John N. Lieber
Chief Development Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Andy Byford
President, New York City Transit

Phil Eng
President, Long Island Rail Road

Catherine Rinaldi
President, MetroNorth Rail Road



Alan Fishman

Advisory Board Chair, Transit Innovation Partnership

Alan H. Fishman is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ladder Capital. Mr. Fishman has had an extensive career in the financial services industry; most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Mutual Inc. Mr. Fishman also served as the Chairman of Meridian Capital Group and as President of Sovereign Bancorp. From March 2001 until the sale of Independence Community Bank to Sovereign in June 2006, Mr. Fishman had served as Independence Community Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Fishman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at ContiFinancial Corp. Mr. Fishman has been a private equity investor focusing on financial services at Neuberger and Berman, Adler & Shaykin and at his own firm, Columbia Financial Partners LP, and has held a variety of senior executive positions at Chemical Bank and American International Group. Mr. Fishman is a member of the board of directors of Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and is the lead independent director of its subsidiary, Santander Bank, N.A. Mr. Fishman is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Co-Chairman of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Chairman of Brooklyn Community Foundation and on the Boards of several other not-for-profit and civic organizations. Mr. Fishman holds a B.S. from Brown University and a Masters in Economics from Columbia University.


Rachel Haot

Executive Director, Transit Innovation Partnership

Rachel Haot is Executive Director of the Transit Innovation Partnership. Prior to this role, Rachel was Managing Director for 1776, an incubator and seed fund for startups in highly regulated sectors. Rachel previously served as Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology for New York State under Governor Cuomo from 2014-2015, and Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York under Mayor Bloomberg from 2011-2013. Earlier in her career she was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of global news platform GroundReport. Rachel holds a B.A. from New York University and is a Board Member of Tech:NYC, Regional Plan Association and Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy.

Natalia Quintero

Director, Transit Tech Lab

As founding director of the Transit Tech Lab Natalia works with technology innovators and leaders at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to help shape the future of transit in New York City. She joins from Parity Partners where she built the Parity Professional Program (P3) an organization of over 500 women in venture capital, private equity and technology across London, New York and San Francisco.

Previously, Natalia worked at Socialatom Ventures as head of platform and Government Affairs in Latin America. In that role she collaborated with governments across Latin America to develop policy and projects that created economic development for the region. Before that, she served as an analyst to the CFO of Citigroup in New York.

She is interested in ways to leverage technology as a tool that promotes access and equity. Natalia is a graduate of Columbia University and originally from Los Angeles, California, and Bogota, Colombia. She is based in New York City.

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