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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Announces Jennifer Hyman and Sejal Mukherjee as New Board Members

April 3, 2024

BROOKLYN, April 3, 2024 Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (“Conservancy”) announces the election of Jennifer Hyman and Sejal Mukherjee the organization’s Board of Directors today. The election took place at the Conservancy’s Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 3.

“Jenn and Sejal are both fantastic additions to our board, and we’re excited to welcome them to the team,” shared Chris Coffey, Conservancy Board Chairman. “I’ve known Jenn for years. Nobody has stronger strategic business growth and leadership experience, which will be an invaluable asset. Sejal’s work as a seasoned attorney provides a unique and extremely valuable expertise to our board. With both being Brooklyn local residents, we’re excited to have them contribute to our work as we launch our summer season of free and affordable events.”

Hyman shared, “Brooklyn Bridge Park is the heart of Brooklyn and has made me feel since I moved here – pregnant with our first child – that Brooklyn would be our long-term home. To be in the heart of a vibrant city but still have access to water, green space, places to jog and bike and celebrate – it adds to the daily vibrancy of our lives. I am excited to join the board and help support the Conservancy’s rich arts and culture, environmental education, and recreation programs that help make the Park so special.

Mukherjee reflected, “I am thrilled to join the Conservancy’s board and help support its critical mission. This opportunity perfectly aligns with my passion for environmental conservation and community engagement. From the first days of moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan back in 2017, the Park played a meaningful role in our family’s enthusiasm for the borough. I am excited to contribute in the preservation of one of New York City’s most cherished landmarks while helping foster a sense of belonging and engagement within our community.”


Jennifer Hyman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway, a company that has disrupted the trillion-dollar fashion industry by pioneering fashion rental and building the Closet in the Cloud, the world’s first and largest shared designer closet. In her role, Jennifer sets the strategic priorities and leads the company in growing all areas of the business, including marketing, technology, merchandising, supply chain and data science. She co-founded Rent the Runway in 2009 and its mission has been the same ever since: to power women to feel their best every day. The brand offers women the ability to subscribe, rent items a-la-carte and shop resale from hundreds of designer partners, driven by a two-sided discovery engine that connects deeply engaged customers and differentiated brand partners on a powerful platform built around its brand, data, logistics and technology. Jennifer led Rent the Runway’s IPO, the first  in history with a female founder/CEO, COO and CFO. Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and Zalando She received her BA from Harvard University cum laude and MBA from Harvard Business School and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughters Aurora and Selene.


A seasoned attorney with two decades of experience, Sejal, is the General Counsel of Bel Fuse Inc. (BELF – NASDAQ),  a renowned global designer and manufacturer of sophisticated electronic components for an array of industries — including avionics and automation. Joining in 2009, Sejal quickly became the Company’s first General Counsel, responsible for the management of all legal matters. Prior to joining Bel Fuse, Sejal was a Senior Associate at the New York office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation and counseling. Sejal received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and her JD from the University of Illinois.

Sejal resides in Brooklyn Heights with her husband, Deepro, a life-long New Yorker, and senior partner at the law firm of Katten Muchin LLP, and their 12 year old son, Deven, currently a budding guitarist and energetic 7th grader at Poly Prep Country Day School.  Sejal and her family are avid travelers, supporters of the Arts, tennis aficionados and can often be found enjoying walks throughout their Brooklyn neighborhood and weekend hikes near their home in the Lower Hudson Valley.


Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy plays a vital role in creating and energizing this community-focused, world-class urban oasis on the Brooklyn waterfront. A 501(c)3 non-profit, we bring this unique park space to life with more than 500 innovative and engaging educational, cultural, fitness and recreational programs each year. Our free and low-cost events create new and exciting opportunities for tens of thousands of NYC residents and visitors to learn, grow, and experience all that Brooklyn Bridge Park has to offer.


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