Jay Kriegel served as Chief of Staff/Special Counsel to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay (1966-1973), including liaison to the Kerner Commission.
Mr. Kriegel was Co-Founder and Publisher of The American Lawyer magazine. From 1987-1994, he was Senior Vice President of CBS Inc., conceiving of the right of retransmission consent, which television stations won in the 1992 Cable Act. As a consultant during the 1990s,
Mr. Kriegel advised the Prime Minister of Turkey and the President of Kazakhstan, as well as other governments, corporations, and non-profits. He then served as Executive Director of New York City’s campaign to host the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2007, he joined The Related Companies, one of America’s leading multi-use real estate developers, where he works on the 18 million sq. ft., $26 billion Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the largest project in American history.
Mr. Kriegel serves on the boards of Prep for Prep, ExpandED Schools, New Visions for Public Schools, and PowHERful Foundation, the Steering Committee of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), and Advisory Board of NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. He is on the National Advisory Council of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he serves on the Host Committee for the CFR Military Fellows.