Rob Speyer & REBNY Announce John Banks As Organization’s New President

The Real Estate Board of New York announced today that Con Edison Vice President of Government Relations John Banks will replace Steven Spinola as the organization’s next president.

 “Throughout his extraordinary career in both the public and private sectors, John Banks has earned widespread acclaim for his wisdom, insight and trustworthiness, as well as his ability to build consensus,” said REBNY Chairman Rob Speyer.  “We needed someone exceptional to replace Steve Spinola, and we found him in John.”

 As Vice President of Government Relations, a position he has held since February 2002, Banks has expertly managed Con Edison’s government and community affairs as they relate to policies proposed or enacted at all levels of government. In addition, he has managed a dedicated staff of 38 people working in Con Edison’s active community relations and public affairs division.

 “I look forward to working with the leadership of REBNY, its members, staff, the community and New York’s elected officials,” said Incoming REBNY President John Banks.  “It is an honor to follow in Steve’s tremendous footsteps and build upon his accomplishments.  I am grateful to Con Edison which encouraged and supported my team’s efforts to engage with and be a positive force in the communities we serve.”

 Read REBNY’s full announcement here.

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