About the Reimagine NY Commission

Commissioner Biographies

Eric Schmidt
Commission Chair, Former CEO and Executive Chairman of Google and founder of Schmidt Futures

Toyin Ajayi
Chief Health Officer & Co-founder, Cityblock Health

Elizabeth Alexander
President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Plinio Ayala
President/CEO, Per Scholas

Steven Koonin
University Professor, New York University

Maurie McInnis
President, SUNY Stony Brook

Sid Mukherjee
Physician/Author, Assistant Professor at Columbia

Richard Parsons
Chair, Rockefeller Foundation

Charles Phillips
Chair/Former CEO, Infor

Martha Pollack
President, Cornell University

Dennis Rivera
Former Chair, SEIU healthcare

Ginni Rometty
Executive Chair, IBM

Jane Rosenthal
Co-founder/CEO/Executive Chair, Tribeca Film Festival

Satish K. Tripathi
President, SUNY Buffalo

Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder/Chairman/CEO, Chobani

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

About Schmidt Futures

Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative, co-founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that finds exceptional people and helps them do more for others together. 

As a venture facility for public benefit, Schmidt Futures aims to create public value from private philanthropy through risk transfer, often investing in people without a track record or with experimental ideas. 

In its working method, Schmidt Futures brings talent together into networks to solve the hardest problems; challenges and competes ideas to drive higher returns for society; builds partnerships across sectors; and equips promising ideas to scale through the thoughtful use of modern tools from science and technology.

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