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Professional Profile: Kenneth Adams 2004

About

  • Title: President
  • Company: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Location: 25 Elm Place, Suite 200, Downtown Brooklyn
  • Birthplace: Manhattan, 1960, (grew up in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn)

Family: Wife, Diana, daughters, Rose and Ginger

College: BA and MA degrees from Middlebury College, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude

First Job Unrelated to your current field: Founding Executive Director of New York Cares, which he ran from 1988 to 1994 to mobilize volunteers.

First Job in current field: Director of the MetroTech Business Improvement District in Downtown Brooklyn

What Your Firm Does Now and Its Plans for the Future: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a business assistance and economic development organization.

Hobbies Running, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Gardening

Favorite Novel: Don Quijote

Favorite Film: Apocalypse Now

Keys to Success: Teamwork

Person(s) You Most Admire (outside of family): F.D.R.