Leadership

The Conservancy’s board and senior leadership work together toward the common goal of preserving and enhancing Central Park for future generations.

Elizabeth W. Smith

President & CEO

Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith was appointed in March 2018 as President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy where she oversees strategic planning, park operations, capital programming, public programming, development, and marketing and communication strategies.

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Officers

Chris Nolan, FASLA

Chief Landscape Architect

Damon Bennett

Chief of Park Operations

Stephen Spinelli

Chief Financial Officer

Mary Caraccioli

Chief Communications Officer

Renee Porter

Vice President for Finance

Kathryn Ortiz

Controller

Senior Leadership

Lane Addonizio

Vice President for Planning

Andrea Buteau

Vice President of Visitor Experience

John Dillon

Vice President, Landscape Management

Josh Ehrlich

Vice President of Information Technology

Caroline Greenleaf

Vice President for Park Operations

Abby Healy

Vice President for Development

Sandra Huber

Vice President, Program & Project Management

Maura Lout

Executive Director Central Park Conservancy Institute for Urban Parks

Wendy Martin

Executive Director, Women’s Committee

Suzanne Pennasilico

Vice President for People and Culture

Leah Day VanHorn

Chief of Staff & Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Board of Trustees

December 2020

Thomas L. Kempner, Jr.

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jane Bayard

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Michael Grobstein

Treasurer

Kenneth H. Heitner, Esq.

Secretary and General Counsel

Elizabeth W. Smith +

Judy Hart Angelo

Elizabeth H. Atwood

Jeff T. Blau

Hon. Gale A. Brewer +

Judy Carson

Richard Cashin

Suzanne Cochran

Kelly C. Coffey

Martin Cohen

Andrew Davis

Dr. Angela Diaz ^

Bennett Goodman

Alice Gottesman

Nicholas A. Gravante, Jr. #

Anne S. Harrison

Jane Heller

Damaris Hernandez #

Amie James

Jonathan Korngold

Jill Lafer #

Shelly Lazarus

Carol Sutton Lewis

Robert C. Lieber #

Jay P. Mandelbaum

Nelle Miller

Gillian Miniter

Charles A. Myers #

Chris Nolan, FASLA +

Amelia Ogunlesi

Yesim Philip +

Joe L. Roby

Eric Rudin

Didi Schafer

Richard G. Schneidman

Laureen E. Seeger

Liz Hilton Segel

Norman C. Selby

Alfred J. Shuman

Hon. Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP +

John Steinhardt

Erana M. Stennett

John Stossel

Stuart Subotnick

Jeff Tarr, Jr.

Anne Williams-Isom ^

Barry M. Wolf

Nanar N. Yoseloff

Life Trustees

Lewis W. Bernard

Norma T. Dana

Henry R. Kravis

Sheila C. Labrecque

Lynden B. Miller

Ira M. Millstein, Esq.

E. John Rosenwald, Jr.

Janet Ross

A.J.C. Smith

Elizabeth R. Varet

Emeritus Trustees

Leni May

Eugene Mercy, Jr.

Mary Wallach

Founding Trustees

William S. Beinecke *

Douglas Blonsky

Gordon J. Davis, Esq.

Richard Gilder *

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

+ Ex Officio
# Mayoral Appointee
^ Board Appointed
* In memoriam