February 7, 2023
CREWNY February Luncheon

CREWNY hosted a wonderful and insightful luncheon where we heard about the new Kips Bay Science Park & Research Campus (SPARC), a career and education innovation hub designed to promote New York City’s leadership in the life sciences.

Special thanks to Michelle DeCarlo, PE, Associate Partner for Jaros, Baum & Bolles, and President of CREW New York, each of the incredible speakers Cecilia Kushner, AICP, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); and the fantastic moderator, Nancy J Kelley, President, and CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates.

CREWNY February Luncheon

Date: February 7, 2023
Location: Club 101
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm networking, 12:00pm – 1:00pm program

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Welcome Remarks

Michelle DiCarlo, President CREW NY

Introduction of Panel

Kenne Shepherd, CREW NY Programs Chair

Panel Discussion

Slide presentation showing the conceptual development of SPARC
An overview of the development of life sciences in NYC
CUNY’S role in developing SPARC

Nancy J Kelley, President and CEO of Nancy J. Kelley + Associates

Cecilia Kushner, Chief Strategy Office NYCEDC
Mitch Gipson, Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, CUNY EVC and COO Office
Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Associate Principal at SOM

Audience Q&A


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