Carol Kellerman

Senior Fellow

Carol is a life-long public servant who has dedicated her career to helping make New York State and City better places to live and work. In 2019 she retired after eleven years as President of the Citizens Budget Commission, a highly regarded nonprofit fiscal watchdog. Previously she was the CEO of several nonprofit organizations including the September 11th Fund and Learning Leaders and served as Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Finance Department, special assistant to the Commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Advisory Task force on the homeless. A graduate of Harvard College and law school, she worked as an attorney in the Civil Division of the Legal Aid Society and as chief of staff to then Congressman Chuck Schumer.
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