FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2008
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON RESIGNATION OF JONATHAN M. TISCH AS CHAIRMAN OF NYC & COMPANY
"Jonathan is a great friend of mine and a great friend and ally of the City, in addition to being a driving force in our post-9/11 economic growth and development. Jonathan's leadership and dedication to this City and its citizens will be greatly missed at NYC & Company, which he has helped develop into one of the world's premier marketing and tourism organizations. In addition to helping us welcome a record 46 million visitors in 2007, Jonathan oversaw the launch of several major marketing and tourism initiatives, including the 'This is New York City' global communications campaign, the 'Just Ask the Locals' tourist appreciation campaign and GreeNYC, the multimedia environmental campaign of PlaNYC. On behalf of the City, I would like to thank Jonathan for all his hard work, and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors."
Stu Loeser/Matthew Kelly (212) 788-2958
Kimberly Spell/Tiffany Townsend (NYC & Company)