Wilson Kimball, MHACY’s President and CEO since 2020, previously served as Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Yonkers since 2013. Under her leadership, the city has undergone a remarkable economic renaissance with more than $4 billion in private investment, more than 10,000 renovated, rehabbed or new apartments including over 3,000 affordable units and more than 500 new hotel rooms. Yonkers has also won 26 grants valued at more than $20.7 million for crucial capital projects such as the Saw Mill River Daylighting Phase 1, 2 and 3, the Ashburton Avenue corridor and Putnam Rail Trail.
Prior to her tenure as Yonkers Planning Commissioner, Kimball served as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority in New York City. She joined Battery Park City Authority after serving as the New York State Executive Director of the Wheelchair Foundation. Kimball served as Chief-of-Staff and Counsel to First Lady Libby Pataki advising her on policy issues including economic development, women and children’s health and tourism.
Kimball holds an honors BA in Government from Skidmore College and an MBA in finance from Pace University Lubin School of Business where she was a Michaelian Scholar. She also holds a JD from Fordham University of School of Law where she was named Stein Scholar and an editor of the International Law Journal. A resident of Yonkers, Kimball currently serves on the boards of the Business Council of Westchester; Zoning Board of Appeals; Community Planning Council and Westchester Community College Foundation.