Fiona Howe Rudin has been Chairman of the Board since 2012. Ms. Rudin joined the Board in 2004 and had previously served as a Vice Chair from 2008. Ms. Rudin succeeded Marian Sulzberger Heiskell, the Founding Chairman of the Board. Ms. Heiskell served for 22 years as Chairman and remained on the Board for another seven years until her death in 2019.

The New 42nd Street Board of Directors


Fiona Howe Rudin, Chairman
Russell Granet, President (Bio)
Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn, Vice Chair
Sarah Long Solomon, Vice Chair
Charles Shorter, Secretary
Andrew Sommers, Treasurer


Herman A. Berliner
Lynne Biggar
Sharon Coplan Hurowitz
Maurice DuBois
Lili Fable
Bill Irwin
Amy Jacobs
Sarah Lane
Ming Cho Lee
Greg Lippmann
John Lithgow
Laura O’Donohue
Katherine Peck
Julio Peterson
Rebecca Robertson
Isabel Rose
Stefanie Katz Rothman
Eliot Rubenzahl
Marc A. Spilker
Leigh Bishop Taub
Edward F. Torres

Founding Chairman

Marian S. Heiskell*

Founding President & CEO

Cora Cahan


Tom Finkelpearl,
Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
James Patchett,
President, NYC Economic Development Corp.

Directors Emeriti

Clare R. Gregorian*
Terrence McNally
Mary Ann Tighe
Theodore R. Wagner


The New 42nd Street Artist Committee

Complete staff list for The New 42nd Street.