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Professional Profile: Marty Markowitz 2004

About

  • Title: Brooklyn Borough President
  • Company: Borough of Brooklyn
  • Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, 1945

Family: Wife Jamie and African Grey Parrot named Beep (3 years old)

College: Brooklyn College — evening session, 1962-1970

First Job Unrelated to your current field: Salesman and employment counselor

First Job in current field: Appointed Tenant Member to New York City Conciliation and Appeals Board by Mayor Abraham Beame, 1973-1978. Elected New York State Senator, 1979

What Your Firm Does Now and Its Plans for the Future: The Borough President serves as the chief advocate for the entire borough of Brooklyn and its 2.5 million residents. Every day my staff and I fight on behalf of all Brooklynites to make Brooklyn the best it can be. Whether it is to create new jobs or identify new affordable housing opportunities, we are here to make sure that Brooklyn takes center

Hobbies: Going to restaurants

Favorite Novel: Any Brooklyn author

Favorite Film: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”

Keys to Success: Persistence, Diligence and Responsiveness

Person(s) You Most Admire (outside of family): Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy

If You Had To Choose a Different Profession, What Would It Be: Concert Producer