Patricia Dunphy named new
chair of the board of directors
at the LIC Partnership
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BY BILL PARRY
While Amazon’s deci-sion
to build its new
HQ2 campus around
Anable Basin along
the East River in Long Island City
has dominated the headlines, the
neighborhood’s economic develop-ment
organization has undergone a
transition in leadership as it prepares
for a new era in the nation’s fastest
growing metro area.
During its annual meeting and
legislative breakfast on Dec. 14,
the Long Island City Partnership
welcomed Rockrose Development
Corporation’s senior vice president
Patricia Dunphy as its new chair of
the board of directors.
“I am honored to take on the re-sponsibility
of Chair for the Long
Island City Partnership,” Dunphy said.
“As most folks know, I love LIC and am
an ardent supporter of all things LIC.
I have been involved in various ways
for the past two decades and look
forward to working with the staff at
the Partnership and my fellow Execu-tive
Committee and Board members.”
Dunphy replaces the retiring Gary
Kesner who will assume the honor-ary
role of chairman of the board
“The transition of Board chair is
a bittersweet moment,” LIC Partner-ship
President Elizabeth Lusskin said.
“Gary has dedicated so much of his
time and energy to this organization
which has positioned LIC as a role-model
for urban centers across the
country. Patricia has been a member
of the Board for years and knows LIC
from the inside out.”
Dunphy has been a driving force
in New York City real estate for more
than three decades and she is playing
a major role in Rockrose’s $1 billion
Court Square project which is in the
process of bringing four major resi-dential
projects to the neighborhood.
“Patricia has been a very active
member of the Board for many years
and a true leader in LIC and we are
fortunate to have her leading us into
this next great chapter,” Lusskin said.
The University of Wisconsin gradu-ate
draws retail to Rockrose develop-ments
and is credited with New York
City’s first Whole Foods to Manhattan
“She is a perfect fit for helping the
area reach new heights and I look
forward to working with Patricia in
her elevated role,” Lusskin said.
Other new officers on the LIC Part-nership’s
board include Charles Boyce
of Boyce Technologies as the first vice
chair, Elliot Park of Shine Electronics
Incorporated as the new second vice
chair and Michelle Adams of Tish-man
Speyer as a vice chair. Alvarez
Symonette of Lady M Confections Co.,
Ltd., was also named as vice chair.
Among the new board members
are John Hatfield of Socrates Sculp-ture
Park, Andrew Chung of Innovo
Property Group, Sara Cohen of Go-tham
Realty, Alan Harker of Vayner
Media Group, Douglas Meyer of Bank
Leumi, Kenneth Salzman of Lee &
Associates, Irene Zoupaniotis of Far-rell
Fritz, P.C. and Frank Zuckerbrot
of Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty LLC.
Photo courtesy of LIC Partnership
Patricia Dunphy (l.) joins members of the LIC Partnership and Congresswoman Carolyn
Maloney as she is named the organization's new chair of the board of directors.