Roland Lewis

Roland Lewis

President and Chief Executive Officer at Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

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Location:
217 Water Street Suite 300, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(212) 935-9831

General Information

Experience

Co-Chair  - Housing First!

Program Associate  - The Trust for Public Land

Executive Director  - The Habitat Company

Education

urban planning and law , Columbia

Juris Doctor  - Rutgers University

Master of City and Regional Planning  - Rutgers University

Affiliations

Board Member  - NPCC

Board Member  - New York Foundation

Maritime Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation  - Rutgers Univeristy

Chairman  - New Amsterdam Market

Board Member  - Waterfront Management Advisory Board

Maritime Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation At Rutgers and the Professional Advisory Committee  - New York Harbor School

Board Member  - The New York Women's Foundation

Maritime Advisory Board  - Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation at Rutgers University

Advisor  - Inventropolis

Waterfront Management Advisory Board  - City's

Op-Ed Features New York Foundation Trustee  - Crain

Board Member  - The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York , Inc.

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Roland Lewis, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
has worked in the field of community development since 1984, when he began as a program associate at the Trust for Public Land. A graduate of Columbia University, he then went on to earn a Masters of City and Regional Planning and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University in 1988. This was followed by nine years as a partner in the law firm of Dellapa, Lewis, and Perseo, whose clients included not-for-profit corporations, civic groups, churches, cooperative corporations, and private real estate developers. Starting in 1997 Roland became the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity - NYC. Roland led the organization for ten years, guiding it to become one of the top producers in the region and a nationally emulated model of Habitat urban success. In the spring of 2007, Roland took the helm of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterways accessible, healthy, and vibrant. Under his leadership, MWA has organized a growing constituency for a better waterfront, instituted new programs to provide water access, and become the leading waterfront policy organization in the New York region. In addition to his professional experience with community development, Roland has been active with many non-profit community organizations. He served as Co-Chair of Housing First! and is now on the Board of the New York Foundation and Chairman of the Board of the New Amsterdam Market. Roland also currently serves as Co-Chair of the Harbor Coalition and is on the Freight and Maritime Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation at Rutgers University, the Professional Advisory Committee for the New York Harbor School, the Hudson River Park Trust Advisory Council, and the New York City Waterfront Management Advisory Board.

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Roland Lewis, President and CEO, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
A lifetime New Yorker, Roland Lewis has worked in the field of community development since 1984. In the spring of 2007, Roland took the helm of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterways accessible, healthy, and vibrant. Under his leadership, the MWA

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