Southeast Queens native named incoming leader of Tech:NYC

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Jamaica, Queens, native Jason Myles Clark has been appointed as the new executive director of Tech:NYC, the organization that mobilizes the expertise and resources of the tech sector to work with city and state government on policies that ensure New York’s innovation economy thrives.

Clark will succeed founding Executive Director Julie Samuels beginning on Jan. 24. Samuels announced her departure in July 2021, and will remain on the organization’s board of directors.

“After almost two years, New Yorkers are still grappling with the biggest crisis of a generation, but the city’s spirit of resilience — matched with the tech sector’s commitment to innovation — makes me optimistic that we can create a better future. I am excited to do my part as the head of Tech:NYC, advocating for new economic opportunities that improve the lives of all New Yorkers,” Clark said. “I look forward to working with all of our members to expand access to workforce development opportunities and the sector’s many resources in every borough.”

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