We’re a non-partisan coalition of New Yorkers, businesses, and civic leaders committed to building for New York’s future. We reject conventional wisdom that says New York families and businesses are destined to leave for good. But we know that keeping them here—and building a more prosperous future for all New Yorkers—means creating and implementing a vision for our state and city that once again makes it the model for every city in the world.

We believe now is the time to be bold, united, and committed to making the types of changes that prepare our city for the next 100 years.

Meet Our Board


Adolfo Carrión

Mr. Carrión was White House Urban Affairs Czar under President Obama and is a former Bronx Borough President. With two decades spent in public service, Adolfo Carrión, Jr. has earned a reputation for bringing innovation and common sense solutions to government. During his time in office, Carrión ushered in an era of building and economic growth in The Bronx that created thousands of new jobs. His efforts helped increase annual investment in the borough from $361 million in 2002 to almost $1 billion in 2008. Carrión began his career of service as a youth pastor and New York City public school teacher.


Peter Vallone Sr.

Mr. Vallone served as the first ever Speaker of the New York City Council from 1986 until 2002, leading the Council’s transformation into the body overseeing municipal policy and decision-making. He is now a partner at Constantinople & Vallone Consulting and teaches Political Science at Baruch College.


Keith Wofford

Mr. Wofford is the former Republican nominee for State Attorney General, who has resumed his civic, charitable and legal work as a partner at Ropes & Gray in New York where he focuses on complex bankruptcy and debt issues. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, he was a senior securitization analyst in the structured finance group at Moody’s Corporation. Mr. Wofford grew up in Buffalo, NY and is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.


Leonard Achan RN, MA, ANP

Mr. Achan is a healthcare executive, entrepreneur and artist from NYC. In his professional life, he is the President of the Innovation Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in NYC, where he served in a prior role as Chief Innovation Officer since 2016. Achan has over 20 years of executive, academic and clinical healthcare experience in a variety of leadership roles spanning clinical, operational, digital, strategic planning, marketing and communications, branding, venture investing, innovation and business development and commercialization. In his private life, Achan is a contemporary and street artist. He is married with two children and resides in Nassau County, NY.