Howard P. Milstein
Howard Milstein is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Private Bank & Trust and its operating bank, Emigrant Bank, the country’s largest privately owned, family-run bank. He also chairs and operates the Milstein family’s real estate companies, including Milstein Properties, Milford Management, and Milstein Brothers Real Estate. Mr. Milstein is the founding Chairman of the merchant bank FriedbergMilstein.
Howard Milstein is the third generation to lead the Milstein family business and philanthropic activities. In addition to his financial and real estate interests, Mr. Milstein is also the owner of 8AM Golf, home to GOLF magazine and the GOLF.com website, the Nicklaus Companies (in partnership with Jack Nicklaus), legendary Japanese club maker Miura Golf, and other companies. In the philanthropic arena, Milstein is a Trustee at Cornell University, an Overseer of Weill Cornell Medical College and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Law School. He is Chairman of the American Skin Association, the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine, and the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation. Milstein also serves on the boards of the National September 11th Memorial, National Committee for U.S. – China Relations, the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and PGA REACH. Milstein was named the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year by Cornell University, and also served from 2011-2014 as Chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority, where he successfully led the design and procurement process for a new Tappan Zee Bridge–the largest infrastructure project in the nation.