Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects Chris Coffey as new board chair

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects Chris Coffey as new board chair
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Brooklyn Heights

Meet the chairman

Three cheers to Chris Coffey, the newly-elected chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, who won the endorsement for the new role on April 2, according to the organization.

Coffey previously served as vice chair for the last two years and succeeds Mark Baker, who has chaired the board since 2016, and who said that his successor will grow the group’s work.

“Chris Coffey’s enthusiasm and vision will lead the Conservancy into the future,” Baker said. “His expertise, candor, and wisdom will guide the organization through its next exciting phase, expanding and enhancing our programmatic work in Brooklyn Bridge Park.”

He leads the New York offices for Tusk Ventures and Tusk Strategies and has run several political, legislative, and media campaigns, such as Corey Johnson’s 2017 run for Council Speaker.

He also worked for the former Bloomberg mayoral administration for 12 years at City Hall before joining Tusk.

The Cobble Hill resident joined the conservancy in 2013 and served as the organization’s vice chair and as chair of its development committee.

The leader of Brooklyn Bridge Park voiced his support for Coffey, saying that he would help bring good programming to the waterfront park.

“Chris will bring strong leadership, innovation, and a community-driven perspective,” said president Eric Landau. “All of us at the park are excited to continue to work with Chris and the conservancy as they advance the Conservancy’s mission to provide world-class programming in this world-class park.”

— Kevin Duggan

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