A lifelong New Yorker, David B. Cornstein has built a record of achievement as a businessman and leader. As Chairman and CEO, he helped build a billion dollar NASDAQ Stock Exchange Company and, in addition, he turned around a failing government entity where he was Chairman for 16 years to make it effective, efficient, and profitable.
Mr. Cornstein was named the Chairman of the New York State Olympic Games Commission to bring the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to New York City. He is now serving as a Board Member of Jacob Javits Development Corporation. In the past, he has served as a member on the New York State Council on State Productivity, Board Member of Battery Park, and with Richard Parsons as Vice Chairman of the Economic Development Corporation of New York City.
For his lifelong achievements in business and public service, he has helped raise millions of dollars by being honored as “Man of the Year” by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Chemotherapy Foundation, Friars Club Foundation, and the Park East Day School. He was the commencement speaker at the Stern School of Business of New York University. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of CIRCA Inc., New York Law School, Jewish Community Relations Council, Marine Corp. Law Enforcement Foundation, and Park East Synagogue. In the past, he served as Chairman of the World Presidents’ Organization and is currently a member of the Chief Executives’ Organization.
Mr. Cornstein has been a member of the Friars for over 48 years. He has served on every committee and many years on the Board of Governors and as Treasurer.
Mr. Cornstein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette University and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University