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Board Of Directors


  • Martin Jaffe '65 - Chair
  • Lorraine Beitler - Vice Chair
  • Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin - Secretary
  • Garey V. Ellis, MD - Treasurer
  • Andrew I. Namm - Chair Emeritus

Board Members

    A 1965 graduate of City Tech's accounting program and co-founder and retired chief operating officer of Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC, Mr. Jaffe was formerly COO of DLJ Asset Management Group and CFO of Credit Suisse Asset Management LLC. He has been identified by Worth magazine as one of America's top 50 financial advisors. He and his wife have established the City Tech Foundation's Martin and Sharon Jaffe Scholarship Endowment Fund.
    Vice Chair
    A retired New York City Civil Court judge, Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin formerly served as an administrative law judge, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles; associate general counsel, Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York; court attorney to a New York State Supreme Court justice; and a policy advisor to both a New York State governor and New York City comptroller. She served as Assistant Commissioner of the Human Resource Administration's Agency for Child Development and Commissioner of the New York City Commission on the Status of Women.
    Earl Zimmerman a retired member of Sutherland's Corporate Practice Group, advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions, insurance linked trades (ILTs), and distressed insurance situations. He has lectured internationally on transferring credit risk through insurance and reinsurance, securitization of insurance and reinsurance products and risks, and mergers and acquisition issues. He was recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions in 2010 and is currently the chair of the Insurance Transactional and Global Regulatory Practice Group, TerraLex and a member of the Committee on Insurance Law, New York City Bar Association.
    Founder and CEO of Inner Force Economic Leadership Development Corp., a registered charitable organization that offers pre-school, after-school, week-end and summer enrichment programs for children ages 3 to 15. Dr. Ellis also serves as co-founder and co-director of Yeled V'Yalda Multilingual Development and Education Research Institute, which serves more than 2,000 New York City youth. Dr. Ellis and his wife have established the Inner Force Scholarship Endowment Fund at City Tech.
    Chair Emeritus
    President of the Namm Foundation, Inc., Andrew I. Namm was founding chairman of the City Tech Foundation and has served on its board since its establishment in 1981. His father, Benjamin H. Namm, together with former New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, played an instrumental role in the 1946 founding of New York City College of Technology, originally known as The New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. More than a quarter of a century ago, the younger Namm established a scholarship fund in tribute to his father. In 2007, he authored the introduction to City Tech's 60th anniversary book, New York City College of Technology.
    Mr. Barthold earned an AAS in restorative dentistry at City Tech in 2006 and currently serves as the Department of Restorative Dentistry's chief CLT. He served on the Website Development Committee of the City Tech Alumni Association and was elected president of the Association in October 2012. A working artist and 1981 studio art program graduate of Oberlin College, he ran a small ceramic design and manufacturing business in Brooklyn for 15 years. He participated in a borough-wide "Go Brooklyn" studio tour in September 2012 and a Gowanus Open Studio event in October. He has served for three years as executive vice president of the American Scandinavian Society.
    Ms. Forte is a senior manager/team leader for communications and community relations with Pfizer Global Manufacturing. A key member of the Brooklyn Site Leadership Team, she manages PGM global communications for plant network strategy in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. She formerly served as Pfizer's manager of communications and community relations, manager of field communications (U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group) and manager of employee communications (Pfizer Animal Health).
    A 1984 graduate of City Tech's hospitality management program, Mr. Lomonaco is a celebrity chef and executive chef/managing partner of Porter House New York in the Time Warner Building. Formerly with 21 Club, Windows on the World, Noche and Guastavino's, he has hosted several cable television cooking shows and is author of The "21" Cookbook and Nightly Specials: 125 Recipes for Spontaneous Creative Cooking at Home. He is chair of the City Tech Foundation's Special Events Committee and emcees its annual Best of New York Award scholarship fundraising dinner.
    A 1992 graduate of the College's hospitality management program, Ms. Riley-Tepie is former president of the City Tech Alumni Association. She is vice president for marketing with TD Bank, N.A. in Brooklyn and Queens. Before joining TD Bank, she was assistant director of marketing for Health Plus, a not-for-profit healthcare organization that provides free or low-cost health insurance to low-income families and individuals throughout New York City. Several years ago, she was named one of the 40 most influential business people of African descent under the age of 40 by The Network Journal.
    Mr. Tang co-founded Twin Marquis, Inc., a Manhattan Chinatown-based noodle factory, with his brother, Joseph, in 1989. Under his leadership, vision and operational skills (which included owning and managing two restaurants in Long Island), the company expanded its business in Brooklyn into a successful, diversified corporation in the food manufacturing, importing-exporting and distribution businesses. Mr. Tang actively supports local communities through participation in events and by serving on the boards of many businesses and organizations. The Smart Dumpling and Using Your Noodle Scholarship Fund at City Tech provides substantial tuition assistance to academically qualified hospitality management program students. Today, TMI is a leader in the food business, supplying Kosher noodles, dumplings and appetizers through top brands such as Chef One and Tang's Natural to both food-service and consumer markets.
    Ms. Lyu-Volckhausen is a New York City Commissioner on Human Rights and previously served as senior advisor to City Council Member John C. Liu. She is president of the Tiger Baron Foundation, a member of the Prospect Park Alliance Board of Directors as well as a board member of the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
    Ms. Yuille-Williams is director of public affairs (Brooklyn/Queens) with Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., where she develops strategic policies for one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies. Before joining Con Edison, she was the director of the Human Resources Administration's Voucher Day Care Program. She serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Brooklyn Alliance, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and the Brooklyn Arts Council, and is president of the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.

Ex Officio Members

  • Russell K. Hotzler - President, New York City College of Technology
  • William Ghee - President, Student Government Association
  • Andrew S. Fisher, Esq. - Legal Counsel
  • Jewel Trowers Escobar - Executive Director, City Tech Foundation

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