Daniel L. Doctoroff 

2020 Gala Guest Speaker

Daniel L. Doctoroff is Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that is pioneering urban innovation and working to make cities more sustainable and affordable.

From 2008 to 2014, Doctoroff was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of news and information to the global financial community.

Prior to joining Bloomberg L.P., Doctoroff served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, he led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence after 9/11, spearheading the effort to reverse New York’s fiscal crisis through a comprehensive five-borough economic development strategy. This plan included the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site; the largest affordable housing program launched in an American city; and the creation of PlaNYC, New York’s groundbreaking sustainability plan. His memoir-manifesto, Greater than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback, chronicled his experience in City Hall.  

Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, Doctoroff was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Doctoroff serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago and Bloomberg Philanthropies. He is the founder of Target ALS, which raises funds for and has established a new model of collaboration to advance ALS research. He is a founder and chairman of The Shed, an innovative new cultural institution on Manhattan’s Far West Side.

Doctoroff is a graduate of Harvard College and The Law School at the University of Chicago. A native of Michigan, Doctoroff has lived in New York for the past 37 years with his wife Alisa.