Executive Team

Learn about the Executive Team at BPCA Investor Relations, including our Acting Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.

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Martha J. Gallo

Acting Chair

Martha is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience at some of the world’s largest and most complex global financial institutions. She is a strategic leader, problem solver and collaborator. In her latest role at AIG she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, leading technology strategy and operations worldwide. Martha joined AIG in 2015 as Chief Auditor, where she transformed the Audit operating model by promoting more active stakeholder engagement during global change initiatives, and set up an organization with a proven track record of delivering measurable, sustainable results that drive business performance. Prior to AIG, Martha spent three decades at JPMorgan, where she drove the creation and execution of strategies to transform disparate teams and infrastructures to achieve simplified and high-performing outcomes in audit, compliance, credit risk, technology and operations. She also played a leadership role in all of the merger and integration efforts that are now part of the JPMorgan Chase operating platform. Martha is a graduate of Cornell University, with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and a M.B.A. in Accounting and Finance. Martha has a longstanding commitment, both personally and professionally, to the advancement of women and girls and serves as Board Co-Chair of the Women’s Refugee Commission. She believes passionately that women’s contributions play a critical role in the community, business and government.

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Benjamin ("BJ") Jones

President & Chief Executive Officer

B. J. Jones has over 20 years of public sector experience, working on a variety of initiatives to improve customer service, safety, transparency, and accountability in government. He started his career in state and local government consulting, working on engagements in Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia. He then joined New York City government in the first term of the Bloomberg administration, serving in a variety of roles, including Assistant Commissioner of Strategic Planning and Implementation at the Department of Buildings and, later, Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations. He was involved in a number of groundbreaking initiatives, including implementation of the city’s first online permitting system, the first overhaul of the building code in 38 years, expansion of the city’s job application portal, and providing temporary shelter and housing repairs for victims of Hurricane Sandy. He joined BPCA in 2014, served as Chief Administrative Officer and was appointed President in 2018 and CEO in 2019, where his focus includes expanding and diversifying community program offerings, modernizing processes and strengthening resiliency. B.J. received his undergraduate degree in Management from Gettysburg College, a Master of Public Administration degree from American University and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified Project Management Professional.

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Pamela M. Frederick

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Frederick joined the Authority in November 2017 after 30 years in banking and finance. Her career includes expertise in commercial lending, project finance, interest rate derivatives, and investments, specializing in real estate and energy sectors. She has held investment banking, commercial banking, and private banking roles with Citigroup, GE Capital, Fieldstone Private Capital Group, Chase Manhattan Bank as well as The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, covering U.S., Canadian and international clients. Prior to her banking career, she worked in finance and logistics at Procter & Gamble. She holds Series 7 & 63 licenses and earned both an MBA in Finance and BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and studied at Hautes Etudes Commerciales in France. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Financial Women’s Association and the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund. Her prior public service includes serving as a Town Representative in Greenwich, CT, where she served as the Chair of the Finance Committee.

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Eric Munson

Chief Operating Officer

Eric Munson joined the Battery Park City Authority in 2018.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia, he served in communications, intergovernmental, operations, and management roles in the Bloomberg Administration for the City of New York.  He later joined Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty as its Chief of Staff, the 2016 Democratic National Convention as its Director of Hall Operations, the City of Philadelphia’s anti-poverty office as its Chief of Staff, and most recently, New York Cares as its Interim Chief Program Officer.

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Abigail Goldenberg

General Counsel

Ms. Goldenberg received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and her J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. After graduating from law school in 2001, Ms. Goldenberg joined the General Litigation Division at the New York City Law Department, where she litigated federal and state claims related to various, significant City policies. In 2012, Ms. Goldenberg was appointed the General Counsel for the New York City Business Integrity Commission. Ms. Goldenberg joined the Battery Park City Authority’s legal team in 2015.

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Gwen Dawson

Vice President of Real Property

Gwen Dawson began her professional career practicing law in Denver, Colorado, focusing on real estate and business law. She later transitioned to full-time real estate planning and development with a focus on large-scale public-private development projects in urban settings. Prior to joining Battery Park City Authority, Ms. Dawson worked with the Mayor’s Office of the City and County of Denver and the Colorado Community College System.

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Nicholas Sbordone

Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs

Mr. Sbordone joined the Battery Park City Authority in April 2016 after spending his career in New York City government across three mayoral administrations. He began his career in 2001 at the Mayor’s Office of Operations, where as a policy analyst he helped prepare the bi-annual Mayor’s Management Report. Moving to the Taxi & Limousine Commission he worked on a range of issues affecting the industry, including the sale of new medallions. Then, at the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications he served as intergovernmental affairs director and spokesman and for the 311 non-emergency information and services hotline, for 911 system modernization, cable television and broadband, cybersecurity, and most recently, the City’s open data and LinkNYC/free citywide WiFi initiatives.

Meet our Team