Hoboken Business Alliance names Roxanne Earley as new executive director


The Hoboken Business Alliance has named Roxanne Earley, a former director of the New York City Department of Small Business Services’ Business Improvement District Program, as their new executive director.

Hoboken Business Alliance Executive Director Roxanne Early. Photo courtesy of the HBA.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“As we searched far and wide for the right candidate to fill this role Roxanne emerged as a confident leader with not just the know-how and experience to lead the HBA into a new phase of service for our business community, but also the vision,” HBA President James Runkle said in a statement.

“We are lucky to bring Roxanne to Hoboken and are confident that her impact is going to be felt across our city.”

An award-winning speaker, author, and facilitator, Early has been featured by the International Downtown Association, the American Planning Association, and across digital and print media.

She has also taught at the New York Institute of Technology school of Architecture and Design, the CUNY Charles & Stella Guttman Community College of Urban Studies, and Saint John’s University.

“The Hoboken Business Alliance is in excellent hands under the leadership of Roxanne Earley,” added Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

“Her fresh perspective and wealth of experience will lead the Hoboken Business Alliance forward to ensure the business community continues to thrive. I look forward to working with her and the HBA Board of Trustees on new initiatives and partnerships in the months ahead.”

As a director in NYC, she grew and supported their network of 76 BIDs in delivering on their missions of commercial revitalization while ensuring a strong and vibrant partnership between business and government.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to lead the Hoboken Business Alliance into its next phase as we design and deliver world class services to energize and enhance the Hoboken business landscape,” Earley noted.

“Businesses are the backbones of our community- and strong businesses are critical partners for thriving neighborhoods where residents and visitors alike can shop, play, and stay.”

Earley also served as director of Land Use & Planning for the Office of New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, where she managed land use policy and community engagement in Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side.

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