Suri Kasirer


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—bringing a lifelong commitment to championing people, progress, and policy in the City.

Suri grew her business into the #1 lobbying firm in New York City, 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 and nonprofit, education and culture, real estate to technology, hospitality to media to health care to social service.

Year after year, Suri is recognized by Crain’s New York Business and City & State as one of the most influential leaders in New York City. In 2021 Suri was one of Crain’s New York “Most Powerful Women” and was an honoree on the City & State “Power of Diversity: Women’s 100”, the “New York City Power 100”, and the “Manhattan Power 100.” In 2022, she was featured in City & State’s “Real Estate Power 100” and the “New York City Power 100” for the second year in a row. Suri was also recognized as one of Schneps Media’s 2022 Power Women of Manhattan honorees and was honored with the Landmark Award at 92NY’s 2022 Extraordinary Women Awards. Among the most meaningful awards bestowed upon her, Citizens Union honored Suri as a 2018 Gotham Great, and she was a recipient of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Women of Power & Influence Award.

Suri is the Vice President of Citymeals on Wheels and serves on the board of directors of the New York League of Conservation Voters, the Women’s Leadership Forum and the New York Building Foundation. She is a member of the steering committee for the Association for a Better New York and a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate, 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, she then joined the executive staff of then-governor of New York Mario Cuomo as his special assistant.