Richard Ravitch

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Richard Ravitch is a director of Parsons Brinckerhoff and of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. [1]

He is a former member of the board of Prodemca.

"Mr. Ravitch is a Principal in Ravitch Rice & Co. LLC and is Chair of Aquarius Management Corporation, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing. He is past Chair of the Bowery Savings Bank and of HRH Construction Corporation, which built more than 35,000 apartments for low- and middle-income families in New York, Washington DC, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Mr. Ravitch to the United States Commission on Urban Problems. In 1975, at the request of Governor Hugh Carey of New York, Mr. Ravitch assumed the Chairmanship of the near bankrupt New York State Urban Development Corporation, successfully keeping the corporation solvent and completing construction of 30,000 low-income housing units. For the five years following, Mr. Ravitch served as the Chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, improving the region's transportation infrastructure." [2]

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  1. About, Century Foundation, accessed February 16, 2008.

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