Kathryn S. Wylde is president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit organization of the city’s business leaders. The Partnership works with government, labor and the not-for-profit sectors to build a stronger New York, with a focus on education, infrastructure and the economy.
Ms. Wylde has been with the Partnership since 1982. She served for fourteen years as founding president and chief executive officer of the Housing Partnership Development Corporation. In that capacity, she was instrumental in the creation of a number of pioneering initiatives in affordable housing at the local, state and national levels. Under her leadership, more than $2 billion in private funds were invested in public-private partnerships that produced affordable housing and commercial developments in New York’s most economically distressed communities.
Ms. Wylde was also founding president and chief executive officer of the Partnership Investment Fund, a $120 million civic fund that has helped to diversify the city’s economy, create thousands of jobs and promote entrepreneurial business initiatives across the five boroughs.
She serves on the boards of many non profit and public institutions, including Lutheran Medical Center, NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Leadership Academy, Research Alliance for NYC Schools and the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Board.
Ms. Wylde was appointed as a Class C director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s board of directors on July 22, 2009, and designated deputy chair on January 1, 2011.