Unite NY Announces Board of Directors and Staff Appointments

Non-Partisan Reform Group Formalizes Operations for Aggressive 2024 Strategy

Albany, NY – Non-partisan Unite New York today announced appointments to its Board of Directors and staff to improve governance and operations while advancing the organization’s new “More Voices, More Choices” advocacy campaign in New York.

New members of the Unite NY Board of Directors include:

  • Tim Hoefer, President and CEO of the Empire Center for Public Policy, will serve as a member of the Board of Directors, providing guidance on governance and best practices in state policy.
  • Kahlil Byrd (KB), Founder and CEO of Invest America, will serve as a member of the Board of Directors, providing strategic guidance on advocacy, and fundraising.

These new leaders join existing Board Members Martin Babinec, (Founder of Unite NY), and John Bullis, who will continue to serve as the Unite NY Leadership Network Chair.

Unite NY also announced David Green as Statewide Organizing Director, a newly created role to focus on growing membership, expanding grassroots engagement, mobilizing supporters, and driving organizational and funding support.  David joins Unite NY after spending the last three years as a National Organizing Director for the Unite NY partner organization Rank The Vote.

These appointments, coupled with growth in Unite NY’s volunteer base and expanding partnerships, further strengthen the resources needed to engage voters in support of reforms such as term limits, citizen ballot initiatives, increased ballot access, ranked choice voting and nonpartisan primaries.

Unite NY Executive Director Tim Dunn said, “Unite NY leadership is stepping up to put more time, knowledge, and energy into growing a governance structure and operational plan that results in a sustainable organization for the future.  Our board and team are excited to help build an organization to help improve the Empire State and return our home to its place as the progressive capital of the nation through reforms that gives all New Yorkers a voice of hope.”

About Unite NY

Unite NY is a non-partisan movement focused on engaging and empowering voters on important issues of reform that will allow for more voices and more choices to strengthen our democracy. The membership organization seeks a more fair, open, and representative democracy that results in the voice of voters being heard by evolving the electoral system so that officials put what more voters want ahead of party interests. Learn more at www.UniteNY.org.