Julie Menin

Julie Menin is the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, an agency encompassing the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, digital content and real estate as it relates to these industries. In total, these portfolios account for over 305,000 jobs in New York City and $104 billion in economic output. Commissioner Menin also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country including five TV Stations and a radio station with a reach of 18 million households in a 50-mile radius. Before her current appointment, she was Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs where she successfully increased restitution for consumers, reduced fines on small businesses, and administered NYC's Paid Sick Leave Law.

For two decades, Commissioner Menin has been a leading figure in the City’s economic development sector, first, as the founder of Wall Street Rising in the wake of 9/11 and then, as the longest serving chair of Community Board 1.  Menin practiced regulatory law at the law firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C., was Senior Regulatory Counsel at Colgate-Palmolive in NY and also owned a 100 person business which she founded in Lower Manhattan.  She previously hosted and co-produced a news show on NBC local cable and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Citizen’s Union Public Service Award, City and State’s Power 100 List, City and State’s 40 Under 40 and the League of Conservation Voters Community Service Award among others.  She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Columbia University and earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

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