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Jenn Gustetic

Treasurer, Van Alen Board

Innovation and Technology Executive

Jenn Gustetic is a senior executive, thought leader, and mentor who architects and nurtures innovation systems for impact. Over her 15+ year career she has brough a unique blend...


Hana Kassem

Executive Committee Member, Van Alen Board

Principal, KPF

An accomplished architect, Hana Kassem brings more than 20 years of design experience to her projects. Since joining KPF in 2001, she has led design teams for a variety...


Mark Gardner

Principal, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects

Mark L. Gardner is a principal at Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects (J/GA). Located in New York City,  Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects is an award-winning design practice and studio that...


Raymond Quinn

Executive Committee Member, Van Alen Board

Principal, Arup

Ray Quinn is a Principal in the New York office of Arup, a global firm of engineers, planners, designers and consultants. He joined Arup in London in 1990 following...


Daniel Maldonado

DPR Construction

Daniel is a Senior Management Executive with local and international experience in operations, strategic planning, business development, commercial and contractual analysis in the Construction Industry. He is currently working...


Mark Johnson

President, Civitas

Mark Johnson, FASLA, is a thought leader in the regeneration of inner-city areas. Examples include regeneration of Denver’s Stapleton Airport, since 1988; the Rivers District in Calgary and the...


May Lee

Chair, Van Alen Board

Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Institutional Impact,

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May Lee is Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Institutional Impact at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where she is guiding the development and implementation of the Institute’s next...


Allison Freedman Weisberg

Principal, Round Peg

Allison Freedman Weisberg is the Principal of Round Peg, where she consults and collaborates with colleagues holding one another accountable to change through work and play.  She is the...


Byron Bell

Emeritus

Byron Bell Architects & Planners

Byron Bell is a Registered Architect in the States of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York as well as a Registered Planner in the State of New Jersey. He...


Katie Swenson

Senior Principal, MASS Design Group

A nationally recognized design leader, researcher, writer, and educator, Katie Swenson has served as a Senior Principal of MASS Design Group since 2020.


Casey Jones

Director of Civic Projects, Perkins&Will

Casey Jones is the firmwide Director of Civic Projects at Perkins and Will. For over 20-years, Mr. Jones has been a leader in the movement to improve the quality...


Carol E. Rosenthal

Partner, Real Estate, Fried Frank

Carol E. Rosenthal is a partner specializing in land use and development at Fried Frank. She has guided developers, businesses, and nonprofit institutions in some of New York City’s...


Robert Bernstein

Partner, Holland & Knight

Robert S. Bernstein is a partner of Holland & Knight, a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. ...


V. Mitch McEwen

Principal, Atelier Office

V. Mitch McEwen is a multifaceted architectural designer with international experience. McEwen also teaches at Princeton School of Architecture, where she directs the architecture and technology research group Black...


Claire Weisz

Principal-in-Charge, WXY

Claire Weisz FAIA, is a founding principal of WXY architecture + urban design, WXY is globally recognized for its place-based approach to architecture, urban design, and planning, and has...


Nnenna Lynch

Founder, Xylem Projects

Nnenna Lynch is the founder of Xylem Projects, a new real estate venture dedicated to preserving housing and creating mixed-use projects throughout the tri-state area. She joins the board...


Carla Swickerath

Vice Chair, Van Alen Board

Partner, Studio Libeskind

Since joining Studio Libeskind in 1999, Carla Swickerath has gained diverse experience in cultural, civic, retail, commercial, residential and planning projects around the world.


Kia Weatherspoon

Secretary, Van Alen Board

Founder, Determined by Design

For over a decade Kia Weatherspoon has led her firm, Determined by Design, in creating elevated equitable design outcomes for over 3,500 hundred families, 25 communities, and designed over...


Latoya Kamdang

Director of Operations, Ennead Architects

Latoya Nelson Kamdang is a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar, Registered Architect, Certified Interior Designer, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.


Thomas Yu

Executive Director, Asian Americans For Equality (AAFE)

Thomas Yu is the Executive Director of Asian Americans For Equality (AAFE) a 50-year old NYC-based community development organization serving the 1.3 million New Yorkers of Asian descent, and...