Andrew Alper

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Andrew Alper was the President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation
New York City Economic Development Corporation
New York City Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit local development corporation that promotes economic growth across New York City's five boroughs. It is the City's official Economic development corporation, charged with using the City's assets to drive growth, create jobs, and...

 (NYCEDC).

President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation


Mr. Alper was appointed as President on January 15, 2002 by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. In his time as President, Mr. Alper worked with the Mayor's Office to encourage industrial expansion, business development, and employment opportunities in New York City.http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=3795828&ric=FBCM.O&previousCapId=19049&previousTitle=Bank%20of%20America%20Corporation He was also actively involved in the planning for the redevelopment of the site of the former World Trade Center
World Trade Center
The original World Trade Center was a complex with seven buildings featuring landmark twin towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. The complex opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with five new...

.

Goldman, Sachs & Company


Before joining the NYCEDC, Mr. Alper was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Company
Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational bulge bracket investment banking and securities firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients...

 since 1981. Mr. Alper started work there as a corporate finance generalist before becoming the youngest partner in firm history at the time in 1990. He also served as the Vice President and then the Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s finance department.http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/050714/alper.shtml In 1997 he became the Chief Operation Officer of the company's global investment banking business.

Involvement with the University of Chicago


Alper has also been actively involved with his alma mater
Alma mater
Alma mater , pronounced ), was used in ancient Rome as a title for various mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele, and in Christianity for the Virgin Mary.-General term:...

: the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890...

. He received his A.B.
Bachelor of Arts
A Bachelor of Arts , from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both...

 from The College of the University of Chicago in 1980, concentrating in economics
Economics
Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek from + , hence "rules of the house"...

, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) in 1981.http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/050714/alper.shtml. As an undergraduate in the College, Mr. Alper resided in Pierce Hall and enjoyed working on a free weekly South Side newspaper he created: The Chicago Journal.http://alper-house.uchicago.edu/php/andrewalper.php He also met his wife at that University during Orientation Week with whom he has two children, Karen and Jennifer Alper.
Since graduating,he has been an active alumnus, receiving a Young Alumni Service Citation in 1993. He was appointed to the Alumni Association Board of Governors in 1994 and served as the board's Vice President from 1996 to 1998. Since that time, he has served on the Chicago Booth Council and is currently the co-chair of Chicago Booth's Capital Campaign.http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/050714/alper.shtml

Currently Alper is the Chairman of the University of Chicago Board of Trusteeshttp://trustees.uchicago.edu/ and the Chairman of the completed Chicago Initiativehttp://chicagoinitiative.uchicago.edu/, a University fundraising drive to raise $2 billion for Chicago's endowment.

He is also the namesake of Alper House in the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890...

 House System. Alper House is located on the third and fourth floors of the Max Palevsky East Residential Commons.

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