Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Very Long List of New York Business Leaders That Support Joe Biden's Mad $1.9 Trillion "Stimulus" Program

More than 150 New York-based CEOs and other business leaders in a letter to congressional leaders are expressing support for President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid package. The list includes the leaders of top Wall Street law firms, investment banks such as Morgan Stanley, commercial banks such as Wells Fargo, high level public relations firms such as Ruder Finn. And the leaders of  Lyft,  Zillow, McGraw-Hil, Intel, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, MetLife, Estée Lauder, Mastercard, Saks Fifth Avenue and Squarespace.

It should be noted that the letter comes at a time that concerns are being raised in major mainstream newspapers about the potential serious price inflationary consequences of Biden's plan. 

Yet, the letter does not mention the inflation threat.

Could these leaders be unaware or just don't care because newly printed money gets to their firms first when it is an advantage?

Here is the long list of signees to the letter who are in effect demanding more money printing, to the tune of trillions of dollars, by the Federal Reserve (See: Top Economists Warn That More Mad Money Printing is Coming This Year):

  •  Yo Akatsuka, President & CEO, Nomura Holding America Inc.
  • Ellen Alemany, Chairman & CEO, CIT Group Inc.
  • Simon Allen, Chief Executive Officer, McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.
  • Jeffrey H. Aronson, Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners
  • Neil Barr, Managing Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Rich Barton, Co-Founder & CEO, Zillow
  • Candace K. Beinecke, Senior Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Charles R. Bendit, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Partners LLC
  • Stephen Berger, Chairman, Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC
  • William H. Berkman, Co-Chairman & CEO, Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc
  • Frank J. Bisignano, Chief Executive Officer, Fiserv
  • Jeff T. Blau, Chief Executive Officer, The Related Companies, L.P.
  • Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn, Inc.
  • Lora Blum, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Survey Monkey
  • Adam M. Blumenthal, Managing Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Partners
  • John Borthwick, Founder & CEO, Betaworks
  • Ari Buchalter, President & CEO, Intersection
  • Martin S. Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
  • Anthony Casalena, Founder & CEO, Squarespace, Inc.
  • Timothy Cawley, President & CEO, Con Edison, Inc.
  • Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Maria Colacurcio, Chief Executive Officer, Syndio Solutions
  • Richard A.C. Coles, Founder & Managing Partner, Vanbarton Group LLC
  • Marc Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, PJ Solomon, L.P.
  • Cromwell Coulson, President & CEO, OTC Markets Group
  • Todd C. DeGarmo, Chief Executive Officer, STUDIOS Architecture
  • Annemarie DiCola, Chief Executive Officer, Trepp, LLC
  • William R. Dougherty, Chairman, Executive Committee, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Russell Dubner, President & CEO, Edelman US
  • Douglas Durst, Chairman, Durst Organization Inc.
  • Blair W. Effron, Co-Founder, Centerview Partners
  • Joel S. Ehrenkranz, Partner and Co-Founder, Ehrenkranz Partners L.P.
  • Douglas F. Eisenberg, Founder and CEO, A&E Real Estate, LLC
  • Steven M. Ellis, Chairman of the Firm, Proskauer
  • Helmy Eltoukhy PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Guardant Health
  • Alexander Farman-Farmaian, Vice Chairman, Portfolio Manager, Edgewood Management LLC
  • Ziel Feldman, Chairman & Founder, HFZ Capital Group
  • Laurence D. Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock
  • Peter Finn, Founding Partner, Finn Partners
  • John Fish, Chairman & CEO, Suffolk
  • Winston C. Fisher, Partner, Fisher Brothers
  • William E. Ford, Chairman & CEO, General Atlantic LLC
  • Lynne Fox, Board Chair, Amalgamated Bank
  • Paul Fribourg, Chairman & CEO, Continental Grain Company
  • Ryan Gellert, CEO, Patagonia
  • Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation
  • Dexter Goei, Chief Executive Officer, Altice USA
  • Timothy Gokey, Chief Executive Officer, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Perry Golkin, Chief Executive Officer, PPC Enterprises LLC
  • James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley
  • Barry M. Gosin, Chief Executive Officer, Newmark
  • Jonathan N. Grayer, Chairman & CEO, Weld North LLC
  • David J. Greenwald, Chairman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Efraim Grinberg, Chairman & CEO, Movado Group, Inc.
  • Stewart KP Gross, Managing Director, Lightyear Capital
  • Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Leslie W. Himmel, Managing Partner, Himmel & Meringoff Properties, Inc.
  • Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens USA
  • Frederick J. Iseman, Chairman & CEO, CI Capital Partners LLC
  • Jerry Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, Delaware North Companies, Inc.
  • Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman & CEO, Lazard
  • John Josephson, Chairman & CEO, Sesac
  • Brad S. Karp, Chair, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Charles R. Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Jason Kelly, Founder & CEO, Gingko Bioworks
  • Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Visa Inc.
  • Anthony S. Kendall, Chairman & CEO, Mitchell & Titus, LLP
  • Richard A. Kennedy, President & CEO, Skanska USA Inc.
  • Michel A. Khalaf, President & CEO, MetLife, Inc.
  • Brian Kingston, CEO of Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management
  • Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines
  • Philip Krim, Co-Founder & CEO, Casper
  • Barbara Armand Kushner, President, Armand Corporation
  • Christopher Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Halmar International, LLC
  • Michael Lastoria, Founder & CEO, &pizza
  • William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Rochelle B. Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
  • Richard S. LeFrak, Chairman & CEO, The LeFrak Organization
  • Rich Lesser, President & CEO, Boston Consulting Group
  • Max Levchin, Founder & CEO, Affirm, Inc.
  • Aaron Levie, Chief Executive Officer, Box
  • Jeffrey E. Levine, Chairman, Douglaston Development
  • Pamela Liebman, President & CEO, The Corcoran Group, Inc.
  • Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Robert P. LoCascio, Founder & CEO, LivePerson, Inc.
  • Roger Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Condé Nast
  • Mehdi Mahmud, CEO & President, First Eagle Investment Management, LLC
  • Anthony Malkin, Chairman, President & CEO, Empire State Realty Trust
  • Anthony E. Mann, President & CEO, E-J Electric Installation Co.
  • Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer, WeWork
  • Peter W. May, President & Founding Partner, Trian Partners
  • Andrew McMahon, President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Anish Melwani, Chairman & CEO, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
  • Avner Mendelson, President & CEO, Bank Leumi USA
  • Heidi Messer, Co-Founder & Chairperson, Collective[i]
  • Marc Metrick, President & CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Danny Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group
  • Michael Miebach, Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard
  • Edward J. Minskoff, Chairman & CEO, Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.
  • Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm
  • Linda Moore, President & CEO, Technet
  • Tyler Morse, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, MCR Development LLC
  • Deanna M. Mulligan, Chief Executive Officer, DM Mulligan, LLC
  • Daniel Neal, CEO & Founder, Kajeet
  • Suzanne Neufang, Chief Executive Officer, Global Business Travel Association
  • Liz Neumark, Chair & Founder, Great Performances
  • Jon Oringer, Founder & Executive Chairman, Shutterstock, Inc.
  • Doug Parker, Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines
  • Douglas L. Peterson, President & CEO, S&P Global
  • Michael Phillips, President, Jamestown Properties LLC
  • Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Google
  • Patricia “Patti” Poppe, Chief Executive Officer, PG&E
  • Deirdre Quinn, Co-Founder & CEO, Lafayette 148 New York
  • Daniel Ramot, Co-Founder & CEO, Via
  • Scott H. Rechler, Chairman & CEO, RXR Realty LLC
  • Christiana Riley, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank Americas
  • Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation
  • Michael Roberts, President & CEO, HSBC Bank USA
  • James D. Robinson, III, Co-Founder & General Partner, RRE Ventures
  • James A. Rosenthal, Chief Executive Officer, BlueVoyant
  • Michael I. Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group
  • Steven Roth, Chairman & CEO, Vornado Realty Trust
  • Steven Rubenstein, President, Rubenstein Communications, Inc.
  • William C. Rudin, Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc.
  • Kevin P. Ryan, Founder & CEO, AlleyCorp
  • Scott Salmirs, President & CEO, ABM Industries Inc.
  • Charles Scharf, President & CEO, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Ralph Schlosstein, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Evercore Partners Inc.
  • Michael Schmidtberger, Partner & Chair of the Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Alan D. Schnitzer, Chairman & CEO, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Alan D. Schwartz, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners, LLC
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone
  • Frank J. Sciame, Chairman & CEO, Sciame Construction, LLC
  • Suzanne Shank, President & CEO, Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC
  • Tarek Sherif, Co-Founder & CEO, Medidata Solutions, Inc.
  • Stanley S. Shuman, Senior Advisor, Allen & Company LLC
  • Mike Sievert, Chief Executive Officer, T-Mobile US, Inc.
  • Jonathan Silvan, Chief Executive Officer, Global Strategy Group, LLC
  • Jacob Silverman, Chief Executive Officer, Kroll
  • Joshua Silverman, Chief Executive Officer, Etsy, Inc.
  • David M. Solomon, Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs
  • Jeffrey M. Solomon, Chair & CEO, Cowen
  • Rob Speyer, President & CEO, Tishman Speyer
  • John Stankey, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T
  • Robert K. Steel, Chairman, Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Alan Suna, Chief Executive Officer, Silvercup Studios
  • Steven R. Swartz, President & CEO, Hearst
  • Paul J. Taubman, Chairman & CEO, PJT Partners Inc.
  • Owen D. Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties
  • Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co.
  • Daniel R. Tishman, Vice Chairman, AECOM & Principal, Tishman Realty
  • Jean-Marie Tritant, Chief Executive Officer, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
  • Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President, Global Markets, IBM Corporation
  • Ellis Verdi, President, DeVito/Verdi
  • Philip Waterman III, Managing Partner, WatermanClark
  • Charles Weinstein, Chief Executive Officer, EisnerAmper LLP
  • David Winter, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Standard Industries Inc.
  • Kathryn S. Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City
  • Rudolph M. Wynter, President-Elect, NY, National Grid
  • Tony Xu, Chief Executive Officer, DoorDash
  • Eric Yuan, Chief Executive Officer, Zoom
  • Strauss Zelnick, Partner, ZMC
  • John Zimmer, Co-Founder & President, Lyft, Inc.



  1. Good to be a crony.

  2. Lots of great economists on this list! For instance ... umm, let's see ... the president of Lyft? Anyone else?

  3. Sort of reads like a list of all that is wrong with this country. The Goldman Sack. Wells Fargo. Google. Just to name three that are basically criminal organizations with a government stamp.
    Con Ed has “con” right in its name. They suck. Always have sucked 8n my 20 plus years in NYC.
    Black Rock. now there is a real stand up bunch of folks.
    McGraw Hill is directly responsible for some of the lamest textbooks from when I was in school. I cannot think they suddenly got better and would think their current product line is indoctrination garbage.
    HSBC launders drug cartel money. Deutsce Bank is another criminal entity.
    One word: WeWork.
    Olgivy Mather. Adverts, I believe.
    Lots of Law Firms it looks like. THAT is always a fine bunch of people.
    Probably missed a few gems. SquareSpace seem like okay people although they would probably shut down my art website if they knew my politics. Haha.