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Tim Tompkins, President

Tim Tomp2 Tim Tompkins has been the President of the Times Square Alliance since 2002. The Alliance is a business improvement district that works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century.

Prior to coming to the Alliance, he was the Founder and Director of Partnerships for Parks, which works to support New York City’s neighborhood parks. He has worked at New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, The New York City Charter Revision Commission, and was briefly the Nationals Editor at the Mexico City News, an English language newspaper in Mexico.

He has an undergraduate degree from Yale and an M.B.A. from Wharton, and currently teaches a class on Urban Economic Development at the NYU Wagner School.

When not in the most urban and unnatural place on the planet, he enjoys being in New York’s natural areas, ideally sailing or practicing yoga.


Robyn Brown | Executive Assistant to the President
Melonie Karl | Administrative Assistant

Georgina M. Nichols | Chief Financial Officer
Kathy (Khatool) Hashimi | Controller
Folasha Sealey |  Payroll & Finance Accountant
Tom Harris | Sr. Vice President, Security & Operations
Damian Santucci | Director, Production & Operations Management
Carl Barchus | Director, Public Safety
Joe Costarella | Director, Sanitation
Rick Diffendale | Asst. Director, Sanitation
Tyree Abernathy | Manager, Facilities & Office
Verona Kennedy | Associate, Operations
Tobi Abegunde | Analyst, Public Safety
Pamela Jacobs | Administrative Assistant
Ellen Goldstein | Vice President, Policy, Planning & Research
Marianne Vernetson | Director, Economic Development & Community Relations
Regina Fojas | Manager, Constituent Services
Shaynah Jones | Analyst, Policy & Research Information
Gary Winkler | Vice President, Events & Programs
Natascha Theis | Director, Partnerships & Marketing
Ellyn Bernstein | Manager, Sales & Sponsorships
Nicole Leighton | Coordinator, Development
Joe Papa  | Coordinator, Events
Sherry Dobbin | Director, Public Art
Maria Gambale | Manager, Public Art
Em Pak | Coordinator, Public Art

TJ Witham | Director, Communications
Caitlin Lewis | Manager, External Affairs
Jack Friedman | Coordinator, Communications
Hannah Lee | Coordinator, Digital
Chelsea Lipman | Graphic Designer

Deborah Cook | Director of Human Resources
Hollis Kam | Assistant Director, Human Resources