Cheryl Cohen Effron spent most of her career as a New York real-estate developer specializing in revitalizing warehouses into multi-tenant, industry-clustered manufacturing centers. As president of ATC Management, she oversaw the creation of Chelsea Market. She now dedicates much of her time to working with community and government organizations on pro-bono and urban projects. She has served on the boards of the Brookings Institution, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Dalton School, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, the Mayor’s Fund for the Advancement of New York City, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the Municipal Art Society, The New School, New York Cares, the New York Industrial Retention Network, Take the Field, and Wildcat Service Corporation. She currently serves as Commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission and is a member of the the board of directors of the American Museum of Natural History.