Barbara Blair Randall, President
Barbara Blair Randall has led the Fashion Center Business Improvement District as its President since 1995. During that time, she has guided the Fashion District though a fundamental change in its tenancy as global labor competition has largely driven garment manufacturing from New York City. Home to 6,000 businesses in 350 buildings, all located between 41st and 35th Street, from Fifth to Ninth Avenues, New York’s Fashion District is still the undisputed home to American fashion, but what was once an area dominated by fashion production has now become a neighborhood with an eclectic mix of uses. By restructuring the Fashion Center BID’s priorities and employing creative marketing and economic development strategies, Barbara has helped the district remain competitive in the Manhattan real estate market by creating an environment that supports fashion but also encourages other compatible uses.
Barbara has served on numerous boards of civic non-profit organizations, including Materials for the Arts, the Community Committee of the Prospect Park Alliance, Urban Pathways, is an advisory board member of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, and an active member of the New York City BID Managers Association; she served as chair of the BID Association in 2009.
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