Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) announced that a new member was elected to its Board of Directors. JA New York officially welcomed Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services. Since 1929, JA New York has worked to provide K-12 students from New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
As Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Gregg is charged with running a dynamic City agency focused on equity of opportunity that leads to economic self-sufficiency and mobility for New York City's diverse communities. SBS actively connects New Yorkers to good jobs, creates stronger businesses, and builds a thriving economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
Born in Grenada and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Gregg began his career at the agency in 2008, and was responsible for a suite of programs designed to make it easier for businesses to start, operate, and grow, and to recover from emergencies. He was successively promoted into higher positions as Deputy Commissioner of the Business Development Division and Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity at SBS, where he oversaw parts of the M/WBE program including certification and capacity building to support the business needs of City buyers and prime contractors.
Prior to his career in government, Gregg served as the Senior Manager of Workforce Development at NPower, and the Director of Web Operations at Oxygen Media. He was the Vice President of Technology Operations at TheStreet.com and began his career at VIBE Magazine during the pioneering days of the web.
Gregg received a Master's degree in Integrated Marketing and Management Communication from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University. He is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.
“Our board continues to grow and reflect the wide range of sectors that will employ young people in the future,” said Joseph A. Peri, President of JA New York. He added, “We are excited to welcome Gregg to JA New York’s Board of Directors. His energy and enthusiasm for our mission, as well as strategic expertise, will help us to better position and strengthen our brand in a competitive educational marketplace."
ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK
Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We recruit, train, and mobilize more than 7,200 corporate and community volunteers to provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA New York delivers more than 90,000 student experiences per year to 300 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.