Lives: New York, NY –
Julie is an attorney and civic leader who has over two decades of experience in the legal, media and public sectors. She currently serves as New York City’s Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, an agency encompassing the key sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, nightlife, and real estate and also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country. She also serves as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Previously, she served as Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs, the nation’s largest municipal consumer affairs agency. Before her appointment as Commissioner, she played a leading role in the revitalization of Lower Manhattan post 9/11 as the founder and President of Wall Street Rising and in her unanimous election for three terms as the Chairperson of Community Board 1, where she helped build three new public schools, numerous new parks and secured $150 million of public funding to construct the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center.
An accomplished lawyer, she began her career as a regulatory and litigation attorney at one of the nation’s premier law firms and formerly hosted a show on politics and law on NBC cable and has served as a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and other networks. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership, including City and State NY’s Power 100 award, the Women’s Campaign Fund’s “Rising Star” award, and City and State’s “40 Under 40” award. Menin has served on the boards of the Municipal Art Society, Governor’s Island, the September 11th Memorial & Museum, the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, and is currently on the board of Public Service at Harvard College, the Columbia College Board of Visitors, the Paley Center for Media and NYC & Company.
She earned her B.A. Magna Cum Laude at Columbia University and her J.D. at Northwestern University School of Law. Julie and her husband Bruce have three sons who are all involved in junior squash.