David S. Mack

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David S. Mack
Born 1941 (age 75–76)
Nationality United States
Occupation real estate developer
Known for founding board member of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
Spouse(s) Sondra Mack
Parent(s) Ruth Kaufman
H. Bert Mack
Family William L. Mack (brother)
Earle I. Mack (brother)
Fredric H. Mack (brother)

David S. Mack (born 1941) is an American businessman.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Mack was born to a Jewish family, the son of Ruth (nee Kaufman) and H. Bert Mack (1912 - 1992).[2][3] His father founded the real estate development company, the Mack Company.[2][3] He has three brothers: Earle I. Mack, Fredric H. Mack, and William L. Mack.[2][3] Mack graduated from Hofstra University in 1967 with a B.A. degree in Business Administration.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Mack is senior partner of The Mack Company, a real estate development firm, and is a director of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT).[6]

Public service[edit]

Mack serves on the boards of Boys Town Jerusalem, Hofstra University, Israel Bonds, Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center, New York Holocaust Memorial Committee, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Foundation, Palm Beach Community Chest and United Way, Pratt Institute, United Jewish Appeal (UJA) of Greater New York and Long Island,[6]and serves as the president of the Nassau County Police Department Foundation. [7]

He was a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, appointed by former New York Governor George Pataki, until forced to resign in 2009.[8]

Metropolitan Transportation Authority[edit]

Mack was a Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from December, 1993 until September, 2009.[8] He is the Chair of the Long Island Rail Road/Long Island Bus, Bridges and Tunnels Committee, and a member of the Capital Program Oversight, Finance, Interagency Coordination, Audit, Governance, Diversity, Safety and Security, Capital Construction/Planning and Real Estate, New York City Transit, Metro-North Committees. His term runs through June 30, 2009.[6]

Travel Pass Controversy[edit]

In May 2008, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTA policy of giving free lifetime passes to current and former board members violated New York State law. The MTA board initially resisted changing this policy.

Philanthropy[edit]

Mack has donated to scholarships and capital programs at his alma-mater, Hofstra University. The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center and Mack Hall are named in his honor.[5]

Mack and his wife Sondra also make charitable donations through the David and Sondra Mack Foundation and are members of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BusinessWeek: "David S. Mack" retrieved November 22, 2014
  2. ^ a b c Orlando Sun Sentinel: "H. Bert Mack, Businessman, Philanthropist" May 11, 1992
  3. ^ a b c Legacy: "RUTH MACK Obituary" April 10, 2011
  4. ^ Board of Directors Biographies, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, archived from the original on 2008-06-10, retrieved 2008-06-20 
  5. ^ a b Capital Campaign: Shaping the Future, Hofstra University, archived from the original on 2008-03-19, retrieved 2008-06-20 
  6. ^ a b c David S. Mack, Vice Chairman, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, archived from the original on 2008-06-22, retrieved 2008-06-20 
  7. ^ , NCPD Foundation http://www.ncpdfoundation.org/board.htm/, retrieved 2012-02-25  Missing or empty |title= (help)[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b Confessore, Nicholas. "Official Named in State Police Investigation Resigns". City Room. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  9. ^ Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 2011 Honor Roll retrieved November 23, 2014