Associate Executive Director for Finance & Administration
As associate executive director for finance and administration at 92nd Street Y, Greg J. Brooks oversees the offices of Finance, Facilities and Real Estate, and Information Technology of the internationally known cultural and community center. Founded in 1874, 92Y has a budget of more than $52 million; more than 30 distinct programs in the arts, education, Jewish culture, early-childhood education and family life, community service, and health and fitness, and a full-time staff of more than 300. 92Y serves more than 300,000 children, young people and adults annually through roughly 5,000 individual offerings. Before joining 92nd Street Y in the winter of 2006, Mr. Brooks held the position of deputy comptroller for policy, audit, accountancy and contracts for the City of New York. He also served as the comptroller's representative to the New York City Audit Committee and as a Board member of the New York City Financial Information Services Agency.
Previous to becoming deputy comptroller, Mr. Brooks was executive assistant/chief of staff to the Brooklyn Borough President. Mr. Brooks's accomplishments in that position included planning and funding the MetroTech development and the construction of the Brooklyn Marriott hotel in Downtown Brooklyn. He also worked closely with Brooklyn's cultural institutions and was instrumental in funding many local capital projects, including the new entrance to the Brooklyn Museum and the development of the Rose Cinemas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Greg Brooks has served as the Brooklyn member of the New York City Board of Education (now the Department of Education) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC). He is a founding member and vice president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation. Before joining Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden's office in 1986, Mr. Brooks held positions at the New York City Transit Authority, the Office of the New York City Comptroller and the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget.
Greg Brooks earned a Master of Public Administration from New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration, a Master of Arts in English from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh.