YPT-NYC is governed by a Board of Directors who develop the organization’s mission and activities. Board Meetings are generally scheduled the third Monday of each month. Please contact us if you would like to attend an upcoming meeting. We are looking forward to connecting with you!
Elizabeth Paul, Chair
MTA Bridges and Tunnels
Mike Banoub, Deputy Chair
Chris Pangilinan, Vice Chair for Administration
Eric Turner, Vice Chair for Finance
MTA New York City Transit
Alexander Engel, Vice Chair for Communications
NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials)
Alexandra Aiello, Vice Chair for Programs
MTA Bridges & Tunnels
Raimy Cheyne, Vice Chair for Membership
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Vineela Pentyala, Vice Chair for Student Relations
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The Chair is responsible for day-to-day implementation of the policy and guidelines of the Board of Directors. The Chair shall preside over Chapter Board meetings, create and appoint members to Committees, and act as chief official representative of YPT-NYC. The Chair shall have served at least one full-year term on the YPT-NYC Board of Directors, or have equivalent experience serving on the Board of Directors of any other YPT chapter or the YPT-International Board of Directors.
The Deputy shall help to coordinate activities involving multiple Officers and assist the Chair in his or her responsibilities. In the absence of the Chair, the Deputy Chair shall act in the official capacity of the Chair and perform all duties of that office.
Secretary/Vice Chair for Administration:
The Secretary/Vice Chair for Administration shall keep full and accurate records of all business and proceedings at Chapter Board meetings. The Secretary/Vice Chair for Administration shall prepare meeting minutes, keep accurate organization records, and manage the election process.
Treasurer/Vice Chair for Finance:
The Treasurer/Vice Chair for Finance shall be responsible for the collection of dues, and the safekeeping of funds, including reporting of receipts, expenditures, and balances at the request of the Chapter Board.
Vice Chair for Communications:
The Vice Chair shall run YPT-NYC’s communications, including its website, newsletter, event registration, and social media presence. The Vice Chair should have a background or interest in graphic design and/or photography, and an ear for inspiring language.
Vice Chair for Partnerships:
The Vice Chair for Partnerships shall be responsible for coordination and management of YPT-NYC’s sponsorship program, as well as partnerships with other organizations. As such, (s)he will: actively pursues sponsorships; maintain/update the list of prospective and active sponsors; be knowledgeable about YPT-NYC’s sponsorship policies; provide recommendations to amend the sponsorship policies; act as the liaison between YPT-NYC and these sponsors; and report on updates at monthly board meetings. The position will also help liaise between YPT and like-minded organizations, broadening YPT‘s reach and membership. Previous sponsorship and/or fundraising experience for non-profit organizations is helpful, but not required. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they will have no potential conflicts of interest (generally speaking, public sector workers are unfortunately ineligible for this position).
Vice Chair for Programs:
The Vice Chair for Programs is the “project manager” responsible for the planning and execution of all events and the development of a full year schedule of engaging events, while drawing upon other board members for event ideas and logistical support. Events range from tours to lectures to social opportunities.
Vice Chair for Membership:
The Vice Chair for Membership utilizes the resources of YPT to manage the membership records and works to provide maximum value for all members, increase the membership of YPT-NYC, increase the visibility of YPT, explore business development opportunities and provide other services to meet the needs of the members of YPT, and support the Programs Chair where necessary.
Vice Chair for Student Relations: The Vice Chair for Student Relations shall work with the Vice Chairs for Membership and Programs to create programming targeted at students in the NYC region. The ideal candidate would have connections with local schools/student groups that could be leveraged.