Jeffrey Lynford

Jeffrey H. Lynford (Vice Chairman) is President and CEO of Educational Housing Services, Inc., the leading not-for-profit New York City organization that provides safe and affordable housing for college students and interns since 1987.  He was the co-founder of the Wellsford group of public and private real estate companies and has served as the Chairman for three exchange-listed corporations which he has brought public. He serves as a Trustee of New York University and the Vice Chairman of the board of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where he was a co-founder of the Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing (IMAS) which sponsors the Lynford Lecture Series, an annual presentation of the work of outstanding mathematicians, engineers and scientists. Additionally, Mr. Lynford has held three gubernatorial appointments, currently as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and formerly as a Trustee of the Trust for Governors Island and formerly as a Member of the New York State Council on the Arts.  He is an emeritus trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Global Heritage Fund, The Lower Eastside Tenement Museum, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and the Citizens Budget Commission. Mr. Lynford is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University, and the Fordham University School of Law. He is married to Tondra Lynford, the love of his life, and together they have four children.