Seth Kaye, Vice President for Policy and Infrastructure
Seth has over thirty years of experience, knowledge, and involvement in government administration, public policy development, legislative advocacy, and electoral campaigns. He has advised clients in a wide range of sectors on government relations, strategic business planning, project implementation, regulatory policy, and permitting issues with public agencies at the municipal, state, and federal levels.
From 1998 to 2003, Seth was Executive Vice President for Transportation and Waterfront Development at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, responsible for directing the planning framework, policy coordination, and capital project development for the City’s rail freight and maritime commerce infrastructure. He also developed public-private initiatives to expand passenger ferry services and promote cruise ship business in New York Harbor, along with improvements to the City’s commercial aviation terminals and heliport facilities.
Seth served as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation from 1995 to 1998, in a role coordinating City policies on intergovernmental planning and funding matters and transit fare payment technology implementation. He performed policy oversight of key City Department of Transportation functions and ongoing Mayoral liaison with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York State Department of Transportation.
After helping to develop the issues agenda for the successful 1993 election campaign of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Seth joined the new administration as a special assistant to the First Deputy Mayor and advised senior officials on transportation, infrastructure, and environmental issues. He represented the Office of the Mayor in various aspects of the negotiations that produced the historic New York City watershed protection agreement in 1997 and was a senior advisor to the 1998 New York City Charter Revision Commission.
Before his career in City government, Seth held positions with a leading member of the New York State Senate, a notable political media consulting firm, and a prominent Washington lobbying group. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Johns Hopkins University and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.