John B. Rhea has been Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) since 2009. Appointed by Mayor Bloomberg, Rhea has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the private sector. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
He has worked for Barclays Capital, JP Morgan and as a financial advisor for several private equity firms. He is currently a member of the New York Business Development Corporation board. Founder and director of the non-profit organization, Council for Urban Professionals (CUP), John B. Rhea strives to support minority professionals and entrepreneurs.
As Chairman of NYCHA, John B Rhea has worked tirelessly to improve public housing. Several new, affordable housing units are in the works for residents of NYC.
While leading such a successful business career might lead one to become self-involved and uncaring, John B. Rhea has proven that he is not only compassionate, but also willing to give back to the community.
He’s a board member for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and has been a board member for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Constantly advocating for early childhood education as well as arts and cultural programs for youth, Rhea works constantly to make our community a better one.