Rob Speyer was announced today as one of 10 Committee Co-Chairs for New York City’s bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
In a press release, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he is “so proud to have the support of this diverse group of leaders who represent everything New York City has to offer.”
The Host Committee, which includes Speyer, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Goldman Sachs CEO and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein and other prominent New York City figures, will be responsible for executing the City’s convention strategy, reaching additional fundraising goals and organizing convention events.
Speyer has been a strong supporter of efforts to bring the DNC to New York City. “As a long-time member of New York’s business community, I am proud to support the city’s bid to host the 2016 convention. As a lifelong New Yorker, I am even more excited by the prospect of showcasing all that our five boroughs have to offer,” Speyer said December.