Climate change activist. Active with 350.org – NYC, Brooklyn, Albany (PAUSE). Former co-chair legislative committee People’s Climate Movement. Chair of Green Education and Legal Fund. Member. SHARE Steering Committee.
Anti-poverty activist. 28 years Hunger Action Network (mainly Executive Director). Former State Head Organizer of ACORN.
News correspondent, WOOC Radio NY. 16 years public affairs radio show at WRPI and WBAI.
Served on Poestenkill Town Board, 1991 – 95. Lowered property taxes each year. Closed town landfill. Wrote ethics law.
28 years Hunger Action Network of NYS – poverty, food policy, housing, welfare rights, child care, corporate accountability, $15 min wage. Started Community Voices Heard.
Former Board member, economic advisor for Fiscal Policy Institute. Helped enact millionaire’s tax, public jobs.
Ex Co-Coordinator of Faith and Hunger Network of NYS
Co-coordinates campaign for 100% clean energy 2030 / Off Fossil Fuels Now.
Former State Head Organizer of ACORN (now NY Communities for Change.)
Former Director, Off Campus Association at SUNY Albany.
Co-Founder, Rensselear County Environmental Action
Co-Founder, Community Works
Former Member, New York State Set Aside Board, Federal Emergency and Management Assistance
Co-Founder, National Lawyers Guild, Albany Chapter
Co-Founder, Green Party of NYS
Former Member Advisory Committee, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Jonathan Trichter is an investment banker and public finance expert. He has worked for J.P. Morgan, the restructuring firm MAEVA Group LLC and served on underwriting teams for the largest municipal bond issuers in the country. His work has helped state and local governments identify major long-term liabilities that were previously unaccounted for.
Active in New York government, policy and civic causes for decades, Jonathan spent his early career in New York City government and on political campaigns. He worked for the New York Public Interest Research Group in high school.
At J.P. Morgan, Jonathan covered the Office of New York State Comptroller where he compiled a directory of New York’s outstanding bonds to provide the full details of the State’s debt profile for the incoming Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli.
In 2010, Jonathan served as policy director on Harry Wilson’s campaign for New York State Comptroller. His work including researching and contributing to white papers on the New York State pension system that were covered extensively by the media and helped earn Mr. Wilson the endorsement of every major newspaper in the State, includedThe New York Times.
Jonathan went on to work for Mr. Wilson’s restructuring firm, MAEVA, where he was a key leader on the largest out-of-court pension consent process in a corporate restructuring in recent years for a private sector workout. He later ran a municipal restructuring subsidiary of MAEVA, which was tapped by the Pew Charitable Trusts to work on public pension restructurings across the county. In this capacity, Jonathan helped lead some of the most meaningful pension reforms implemented by cities and states at that time. In Jacksonville, Florida he worked with Mayor Alvin Brown and the police and fire unions to restructure one of the most distressed public-safety pensions in the country; the work ultimately preserved the system’s defined benefit status via a consensual solution that saved the city $1.5 billion while funding the pension plan in a reasonable period without major benefit cuts to its members.
New York's Fiscal Future With Thomas DiNapoli
Host Ben Max of Gotham Gazette sits with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to talk the effects of a Trump re-election on New York, state budgets, and accountability and transparency in government.