Patricia E. Harris
New York, U.S.A.
CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies
Patricia E. Harris is the chief executive officer of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy, as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works with mayors in cities around the world. Patti oversees Bloomberg Philanthropies’ programs focused on the arts, education, environment, government innovation, and public health. She also serves on the board of directors of Bloomberg Philanthropies and on the management committee of Bloomberg L.P.
Patti serves as the vice chair of the board of trustees of Franklin & Marshall College, her alma mater; on the board of trustees of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum; and on the board of directors of the Public Art Fund. Previously, she worked in New York’s City Hall in the Bloomberg Administration as first deputy mayor. She was the first woman in New York City’s history to serve in its highest appointed position.
Prior to that, Patti managed Bloomberg L.P.’s corporate communications department. She began her career in public service in 1977 working for then-Congressman Ed Koch. Upon Koch’s election as mayor, she served in his administration, including as executive director of the New York City Art Commission.