Suri Kasirer

president

Suri Kasirer: PresidentSuri Kasirer is a born New Yorker and advocate. She founded Kasirer in 1997 out of a studio apartment on the Upper West Side—and a lifelong commitment to championing people, progress and policy in the city.

Suri grew her business into one of New York’s consistently top-ranked lobbying firms, assembling and leading a team with decades of experience and an unrivaled fluency in government on local and state levels, in languages (including Spanish and Hebrew), in the inner workings of New York.

She and her team have established an unparalleled record of success in the city on behalf of clients who are leaders in a wide range of industries, corporate to not-for-profit, education and culture, real estate to technology, hospitality to media to health care.

For years, including 2017, Crain’s New York Business has named Suri one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York. She is a recipient of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Women of Power & Influence Award.

Suri serves on the board of directors of the New York League of Conservation Voters, Citymeals on Wheels, the Women’s Leadership Forum and the New York Building Foundation, where she is vice chair. She is a member of the steering committee for the Association for a Better New York and a member of the Partnership for New York City, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate, the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund’s Women’s Leadership Council and the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association.

After graduating from Yeshiva University, Suri worked as an educator—before working on a national presidential race. Inspired by politics, joining the executive staff of then-governor of New York Mario Cuomo as his special assistant.