Clare Newman serves as Chief of Staff at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is currently undergoing its largest expansion since WWII. Ms. Newman came to the Yard from Bloomberg Philanthropies where she was a senior leader on the Government Innovation team. In that role she led the Mayors Challenge, an international competition for cities to generate innovative solutions to common problems.
Prior to joining Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ms. Newman was a Vice President in NYCEDC’s Real Estate division. At NYCEDC, Ms. Newman executed key projects including the restoration of the Loews Kings Theatre, the City’s bike share program, and the Applied Sciences tech-campus initiative. Ms. Newman received a Masters of Urban Planning from GSAPP at Columbia University and a B.A. with honors in Political Economy from Williams College.