meet the board


Frances Arricale

Frances Arricale has served as Start-Up Director of Global Cities, Inc. and managed the overall daily operations and programming for the organization.  Previously, Fran was a Vice President at New York Life Insurance Company where she served as the Chief of Staff for New York Life Enterprises/International and a government affairs attorney. Fran also held the posts of first Executive Director of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission in Washington, D.C. and General Counsel for the New York City Commission to the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol in the Office of the Mayor. Fran earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University. She is admitted to practice law in New York, California and the District of Columbia.


Carol Bellamy

Carol Bellamy has been Executive Director of UNICEF, (1995-2005), President and CEO of World Learning, Chair of the International Baccalaureate Board of Governors, and Chair the Global Partnership for Education. As an elected official, she served as President of the New York City Council (1977) and a member of the New York State Senate (1973-77).  In the private sector, she was a managing director at Bear Stearns, a principal at Morgan Stanley and an associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. From 1993 to 1995 she was the director of the Peace Corps, appointed by President Bill Clinton and the first person to have been both a Peace Corps Volunteer and director.


Rosemary A. DiCarlo

Rosemary A. DiCarlo was the U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2010 to 2014. She was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, having served as U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State. Earlier in her career, she served as Coordinator for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency and as a member of the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University and speaks Russian and French.


Ester R. Fuchs

Ester R. Fuchs is Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science and Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.  She served under New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg from 2001 to 2005 as Special Advisor to the Mayor for Governance and Strategic Planning and as chair of the 2005 NYC Charter Revision Commission. Professor Fuchs was chair of the Urban Studies Program at Barnard and Columbia Colleges and founding director of the Columbia University Center for Urban Research and Policy.  Since 2007, she has organized and moderated annual international summits sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of New York and New York City Global Partners. She received a B.A. from Queens College, CUNY; an M.A. from Brown University; and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.


William (Bill) Gray

William (Bill) Gray is the retired Vice Chairman and Co – CEO of Ogilvy North America. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group and serves on the boards of Century Trust Family of Mutual Funds, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, HealthMarkets Insurance Inc. and The New York Public Library. He is the prior Chairman of the Board of NY Red Cross. He also is an investor and advisor to a number of digital ventures primarily focused in the media area.


Thomas H. Golden

Thomas H. Golden is a senior attorney for Bloomberg, L.P. Before joining Bloomberg, Thomas was a partner with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he served on the Executive Committee. He authored the chapter on United States law in the International Libel & Privacy Handbook (Bloomberg Press 2009). Thomas is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, and an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School. He holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross.


Robert Orr

Robert Orr is Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. From 2004 to 2014, he was UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. In this role he designed and built UN institutions on Counter Terrorism, the Peacebuilding Commission, and the Human Rights Council. He also launched multi-stakeholder initiatives on climate change, sustainable energy, women’s and children’s health, and food security. He received his Ph.D. and M.P.A. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Spanish and Mandarin.


Fernando M. Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and Director of Global Education and International Education Policy at Harvard University. He teaches courses on the relationship between education policy, democratic citizenship, instructional improvement and educational innovation, and social entrepreneurship. His current research focuses on educational innovation and the impact of education policy, leadership, and teacher professional development on 21st century skills. He directs the Global Education Innovation Initiative, a cross-country study of 21st century education. Fernando serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Room to Read, the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, and Worldteach. He earned Doctoral and Masters degrees in education at Harvard University and obtained a Licenciatura en Psicologia at the Universidad Central de Venezuela.


Michael Rubenstein

Michael Rubenstein has served as President of AppNexus since joining the company in September 2009. He oversees the company’s global commercial functions, including Sales, Client Services and Marketing. Prior to joining AppNexus, Michael founded and served as VP and General Manager of Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange, where he held executive positions including VP of Strategic Accounts and spearheaded the company’s landmark ad technology partnership with AOL. He holds a B.A. from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.


Milbrey “Missie” Rennie Taylor

Milbrey “Missie” Rennie Taylor spent 30 years in television news, primarily at CBS as the executive producer of CBS News Sunday Morning and CBS Weekend News. She was Vice President of ThirdAge Media, an internet company partly owned by CBS, Inc. She is the recipient of eight Emmys and a George Foster Peabody Award. She is currently a strategic media consultant. She is Vice Chair of The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees and serves on the boards of USTA Foundation, Common Good, Vassar College and Teachers College as well as the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of The First National Bank of Long Island and previously served on the board of The Breakthrough Collaborative. Missie is a recipient of the Luce Scholarship, a graduate of Miss Porter’s School and Vassar College, and has served on both of their boards.


Marjorie B. Tiven

Marjorie B. Tiven is the founder of Global Cities, Inc., a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, working with cities worldwide to support global awareness among the next generation through cross-national interactive educational programs. From 2002 through 2013, she served as New York City Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, representing the City on issues with foreign governments and the United States government and Treasurer and Managing Director of New York City Global Partners, Inc. which handled outreach to cities worldwide. A graduate of Antioch College and Columbia University School of Social Work, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Tony Travers

Tony Travers is Director of British Government @ LSE, a programme at the London School of Economics. He is also a professor in the LSE’s Government Department and co-director of LSE London. His key research interests include public finance, local/ regional government and London government. He has recently been an advisor to the House of Commons Education Select Committee and also the Communities and Local Government Select Committee. He has published a number of books on cities and government, including Failure in British Government, The Politics of the Poll Tax (with David Butler and Andrew Adonis), Paying for Health, Education and Housing: How does the Centre Pull the Purse Strings (with Howard Glennerster and John Hills) and The Politics of London: Governing the Ungovernable City.