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Bryan X. Grimaldi

Bryan Grimaldi counsels corporate clients, trade associations, destination marketing organizations, and public-private partnerships (P3) nationwide providing industry-specific, cost effective, outside counsel services, operational consulting, and advocacy. With deep knowledge of politics and the ability to navigate complex issues in dynamic environments, Bryan provides clients a unique perspective on how to deftly handle making an organization successful and bridge the gap between business goals and legal issues, among multiple constituencies.

Bryan develops tailored strategies for his clients as well as with businesses experiencing legal and policy obstacles with their city. He has broad experience in the travel & tourism industry, government relations, not-for-profit management and public/private partnerships.

Bryan draws from his nearly 15 years as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at NYC & Company, Inc, New York City’s official marketing, tourism, and partnership organization, where he led the organization on legal, business development, licensing, government relations, regulatory, and policy matters. Bryan provided strategic counsel and advised on matters that advanced the organization’s mission, while growing and protecting its funding streams.

Having served three mayors of New York City, Bryan has deep government experience, credibility, and broad knowledge of the private sector, including sports leagues, marketing firms and industry associations, particularly in relation to the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.  He draws on his wide-ranging understanding of policy issues and the regulatory schemes of cities, states, and the federal government to represent clients in policy initiatives, transactions, and government relations matters. In his role at the membership-based trade association NYC & Company, Bryan lead the organization on legal, regulatory and policy matters with a focus on the members’ strategic objectives and provided advice on matters that advanced the organization’s mission. He was responsible for centralizing New York City’s marketing, licensing, and other intellectual properties, including the NYPD and FDNY brands.

Bryan previously served as general counsel in the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, where he provided legal counsel and support to city agencies and senior administration officials in dealings with the United Nations, foreign governments, diplomats, and federal agencies.

Concentrations

  • Travel, tourism, and hospitality
  • P3s
  • Governance
  • Government relations
  • Complex Transactions
  • Government contracts
  • Marketing
  • Economic Development
  • Sports

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • General Counsel, Office of the Mayor, City of New York, Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps, and Protocol, 1999-2004
  • NYC & Company, Inc., 2007-2019
    • Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, 2019
    • Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, 2007-2019
  • General Counsel, New York City Marketing Development Corp (MDC), 2004-2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Trustee, Destinations International Foundation, 2019-Present
  • Board Member, Destinations International (formerly DMAI), 2016-2019
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2017-2019
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 2018-2019
  • Board Member, New Yorkers for Parks, 2019-Present
  • Member, National Advisory Committee on Travel &Tourism Infrastructure, 2016-Present
  • Board Member, New York Convention Center Development Corp. (Javits Convention Center), 2015-2020
  • Member, Society of Corporate Governance Professionals

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A., New York University
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • Nueva York
  • Nueva Jersey