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There are two arms of Citizens Union: Citizens Union of the City of New York (a 501(c) 4 organization) and Citizens Union Foundation (a 501(c) 3 organization). Citizens Union is our lobbying arm, enabling us to advocate for policy that serves the people of New York—not moneyed interest.

Class F directors are on the Citizens Union board. They are comprised of CUF board members who are not “elected” to the CU board. These members can vote on anything at CU EXCEPT for our preferences and endorsements of candidates.

Randy Mastro
Chair, Citizens Union
Partner
King & Spalding

Ellen Baer
Board Member, Citizens Union
Founding CEO
Hudson Square Business Improvement District

Henry Berger
Board Member, Citizens Union
Election Law Attorney

Eboné M. Bishop
Board Member, Citizens Union
Founder & CEO
Evolv

Nancy Bowe
Director & Past Chair
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Board 

Michael A. Cardozo
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP

Stacey Cumberbatch
Board Member, Citizens Union
Adjunct Professor
Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs 

Christina R. Davis
Secretary, Citizens Union
Advisory Board
The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation

Allan H. Dobrin
Board Member, Citizens Union
Management Consultant

Gail Erickson
Board Member, Citizens Union
Retired

Ester R. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Board Member, Citizens Union
Professor of International & Public Affairs & Political Science;
Director, Urban & Social Policy Program
Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs 

Chris Giglio
Board Member, Citizens Union
Managing Director, Head of Crisis Group
RUBENSTEIN  

Lorna B. Goodman
Board Member, Citizens Union
Sole Practitioner & Mediator

Robert M. Hallman
Board Member, Citizens Union
Retired 

Robert M. Kaufman
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP 

Sandra Lespinasse
Board Member, Citizens Union
Principal Law Clerk
Appellate Division, First Judicial Department,
Supreme Court of the State of NY

Malcolm MacKay
Board Member, Citizens Union
Retired Lawyer Consultant 

Brian Mahanna
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
WilmerHale

Anthony S. Mattia
Treasurer, Citizens Union
Assistant Professor, M.B.A.
St. Joseph’s College, New York 

Gary P. Naftalis
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP 

Lisette Nieves
Board Member, Citizens Union
President
Fund for the City of New York

Tom Osterman
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
Sterling Equities 

Alan Rothstein
Board Member, Citizens Union
Retired 

Kenneth Seplow
Board Member, Citizens Union
Retired 

Peter J.W. Sherwin
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP

Gregory Silbert
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Anthony R. Smith
Board Member, Citizens Union
Retired

Jason Stewart
Board Member, Citizens Union
SVP & Head of Corporate Services
The D.E. Shaw Group 

Darryl C. Towns
Board Member, Citizens Union
Retired 

Jim Walden
Board Member, Citizens Union
Partner
Walden Macht & Haran LLP

David W. Wang
Board Member, Citizens Union
Member, Law Office of David W. Wang, P.C.

Warren Wechsler
Board Member, Citizens Union
Writer & Consultant

Class F directors

Robert Abrams
President, Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

John P. Avlon
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Senior Political Analyst & Fill-in Anchor
CNN

Monica Azare
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Retired 

Judi Rappoport Blitzer
Vice-Chair, Citizens Union Foundation
Retired

Richard Briffault
Vice-Chair, Citizens Union Foundation
Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation
Columbia Law School

Gregory Camp
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Managing Director
Newfield Capital Inc.

Anthony Crowell
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Dean & President; Professor of Law
New York Law School 

Eric Gioia
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Managing Director
UBS

Nicole Gordon
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Distinguished Lecturer & Faculty Director of the Executive MPA
CUNY Baruch College 

Robert M. Kaufman
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP 

Charles O’Byrne
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Executive Vice President for Policy
Related Companies 

Juanita Scarlett
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Partner
Bolton St. Johns 

Frederick Schaffer
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Chair, New York City Campaign Finance Board

Nicholas Stabile
Board Member Citizens Union Foundation
Assistant Vice President
New York City Economic Development Corporation

Marjorie B. Tiven
Board Member, Citizens Union Foundation
Founder
Global Cities, Inc.

Grace Lyu Volckhausen
Board Member, Emeritus, Citizens Union Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation

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