About the Commissioner

Commissioner Shari C. HymanShari C. Hyman was appointed Commissioner and Chair of the Business Integrity Commission by Mayor Bloomberg in November 2011. Commissioner Hyman brings with her extensive experience in law enforcement and City operations as well as over 20 years of legal experience. Immediately prior to her appointment, Commissioner Hyman served as Senior Counsel and Director of Business Acceleration for Mayor Bloomberg where she focused on streamlining City operations to help small businesses.

In 2006, Commissioner Hyman was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg as the Director of the Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement (OSE), a multi-agency taskforce dedicated to handling quality of life issues city-wide. Under her leadership, OSE gained international attention for anti-counterfeiting efforts on Canal Street in the counterfeit triangle seizure and settlement as well as for OSE's efforts in combating the conversion of residential housing stock into illegal hotels.

While serving as the Director of OSE, Commissioner Hyman also served as First Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator in the Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator (CJC). The Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator acts as the primary advisor to the Mayor on issues relating to criminal justice. While at CJC, Commissioner Hyman oversaw the 220 million dollar indigent defense budget for the City, the budgets of the District Attorneys and Special Narcotics Prosecutor and designed and implemented the New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT), a multi-agency program enabling new restaurant and retail owners to open their doors more quickly through a consolidated and coordinated inspection process.

Commissioner Hyman served as Deputy Executive Director, Chief of Investigations for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), the largest police oversight agency in the United States, from 2004 to 2006. In this capacity, Commissioner Hyman oversaw the training and casework of 160 investigators looking into allegations of excessive force, abuse of authority and discourteous conduct by members of the New York City Police Department, including numerous high profile complaints stemming from protest activity in lower Manhattan during the Republican National Convention in 2004.

Commissioner Hyman began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office under Robert M. Morgenthau. During her ten-year tenure, she was a member of the Labor Racketeering Unit, the Sex Crimes Unit, the Welfare Fraud Unit and served as Criminal Court Supervisor in the Trial Division. While in the Labor Racketeering unit, Commissioner Hyman worked on a long-term investigation of the Lucchese crime family, which resulted in the indictment of 38 individuals and 11 companies for racketeering in the construction industry in September 2000.

Ms. Hyman received her BA from Columbia University and her JD from Northwestern University School of Law where she was a Note and Comment Editor on the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.