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Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Hires New President

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Hires New President

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday, February 2nd, that it has hired Jessica Walker as president of the nonprofit, effective February 22nd. She will replace Nancy Ploeger, who left the organization to lead a global women’s business foundation.

Since 2012, Walker has held the position of vice president of government affairs at the Partnership for New York City. While at the business advocacy nonprofit, Walker pushed for the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, which would ban using credit checks during the hiring process. Her efforts propelled the City Council to pass the bill in April 2015, opening doors for qualified New Yorkers whose credit hindered their employment opportunities.

“New York is a difficult place to start and grow a business,” said Walker. “I want to help businesses deal with the city’s complex regulatory structure and make it easier for entrepreneurs to thrive. Advocacy is about education.”

Prior to joining the Partnership for New York City, Walker was a board member of the New York Citizens’ Committee on Aging and a policy associate at the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2009, she launched Age-friendly New York City, an initiative to improve living conditions for 1.4 million New Yorkers over 60 years old.

Walker started her 15-year career at United Neighborhood Houses of New York as a policy analyst. She hails from New Mexico and has lived in the city for more than a decade.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:26 )

 

Serial Slayer “Flirted” Before Taking NY Store Owners Lives

Serial Slayer “Flirted” Before Taking NY Store Owners Lives

Shocking testimony was offered on Monday during the murder trial of Salvatore “Son of Sal” Perrone as Brooklyn jurors listened to the testimony of clothing designer Gail ...

DeBlasio Appoints Julie Menin as New Film Commissioner

DeBlasio Appoints Julie Menin as New Film Commissioner

On Tuesday, February 2nd, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed a new Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. The new appointee is Julie Men...

Pediatrician Stabbed to Death in $3.4 M Scarsdale Home

Pediatrician Stabbed to Death in $3.4 M Scarsdale Home

A 58-year-old pediatrician was stabbed to death in the shower of her multimillion-dollar home in an affluent New York suburb, reports Fox News. The body of Dr. Robin Gold...

Chasidic Plaintiffs Win Yiddish Ballots in Upstate Lawsuit Settlement

Chasidic Plaintiffs Win Yiddish Ballots in Upstate Lawsuit Settlement

The Chasidic community of Bloomingburg, in New York State’s Catskill mountains, were plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that has now reached a settlement with Sullivan Count...

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