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Meet Ny

"My passion lies in uplifting communities in an effort to ignite powerful, lasting change that empowers and transforms lives."

Ny Whitaker

Ny Whitaker is an extraordinary individual whose journey has been marked by an unyielding commitment to making a meaningful impact. With a solid foundation in education, Ny holds degrees in Psychology, Marketing, and Journalism, along with a certificate in Civic Engagement and Leadership from the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies. Over the course of more than two decades, Ny has founded three companies, each dedicated to addressing the diverse needs of her clients. As the Founder & Chief Strategist at PROJECT NYNE PRODUCTIONS, Ny takes charge of the company's vision, branding, political and community partnerships, client relations, and the strategic development of all client projects. Ny's illustrious career encompasses a wealth of experience in various domains, including government, policy, public affairs, event management, business development, sales, fundraising, and marketing. Her journey through leadership positions in technology, entertainment, toy, gift, education, political, healthcare, nonprofit, and media industries has equipped her with a unique perspective and a wide-ranging skill set. A true event marketing expert, Ny has orchestrated conferences, trainings, fundraisers, and special events for both corporate and nonprofit clients. These events have covered an extensive array of topics, from business innovation to workforce development, community organizing to education, and beyond. Ny's meticulous management of events, from conception to execution, has left an indelible mark on every occasion. Ny Whitaker's ability to cultivate and manage relationships with C-suite executives, strategic partners, investors, and donors has led to the development of impactful social impact projects. She has successfully implemented fundraising and sponsorship programs for renowned organizations, including The NY Health and Hospitals Corporation, The Altman Foundation, New York University, and many more. Ny's exceptional work has earned her awards and recognition, making her a standout in the event industry. Ny's dedication extends to education, where she has been teaching graduate-level courses at NYU's School of Professional Studies for over 15 years. Her contributions to curriculum development and her writings on a wide range of topics reflect her commitment to education, diversity, and social change. In the realm of politics, Ny Whitaker is not just a strategist but an active community leader. As a former Obama Alumni, she played a pivotal role in President Obama's historic appearance at The Apollo Theater, a moment captured in an HBO documentary. Ny is deeply involved with the Participatory Budgeting Project, serves on the County Committee, holds positions in the Manhattan County Democratic Party, and served as a NYS Delegate for the Democratic National Convention. Ny Whitaker's remarkable journey continues with her founding of New York for Biden+Harris 2020, a group that achieved record-breaking virtual volunteer activity during the first presidential campaign of a pandemic. Her proud union membership, combined with her diverse educational background, has made Ny a multifaceted force for change. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Ny has received numerous accolades and awards, including the African American Day Parade Award for Community Service. In 2022, she received a Presidential Appointment and served as the Senior Advisor for Communications & Intelligence at the United States Department of Agriculture, further solidifying her role as a leader in the pursuit of positive change. Today, Ny Whitaker's focus is on uplifting our diverse communities and promoting economic empowerment for the people of NYC/NYS. Her journey is not just a biography; it's a testament to the transformative power of dedication, education, and unwavering commitment.

Accolades and Achievements

  • 2022: Presidential Appointment as Senior Advisor for Communications & Intelligence, USDA

  • 2022: NASDAQ Fellow for Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • 2022: City and State Magazine's Top 100 New York Political Movers and Shakers

  • 2020: Founder of New York for Biden+Harris, a group of 70,000+ with significant virtual volunteer activity in swing states during the presidential campaign

  • 2019: African American Day Parade Award for Community Service, presented by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

  • First-ever and first woman of color to be appointed Women's Vote Director for the State of New York Democratic Party

  • Former Executive Director of Emerge, an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office nationally

  • Featured in an advertising campaign to launch New York State of Health under the Affordable Health Care Act, helping uninsured New Yorkers #Get Covered

  • Founder & Chief Strategist at PROJECT NYNE PRODUCTIONS, where she manages client relations and strategic development

Accolades and Achievements

2022: Presidential Appointment as Senior Advisor for Communications & Intelligence, USDA.

2022: NASDAQ Fellow for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

2022: City and State Magazine's Top 100 New York Political Movers and Shakers.

2020: Founder of New York for Biden+Harris, a group of 70,000+ with significant virtual volunteer activity in swing states during the presidential campaign.

2019: African American Day Parade Award for Community Service, presented by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

First-ever and first woman of color to be appointed Women's Vote Director for the State of New York Democratic Party.

Former Executive Director of Emerge, an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office nationally

Featured in an advertising campaign to launch New York State of Health under the Affordable Health Care Act, helping uninsured New Yorkers #Get Covered.

Founder & Chief Strategist at PROJECT NYNE PRODUCTIONS, where she manages client relations and strategic development.

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The Ny Whitaker Way

Driving Positive Change Through Active Community Engagement

Ny's dedication to making a meaningful impact in the world is deeply rooted in community development and nonprofit consulting. Her ability to navigate complex challenges, foster inclusivity, and advocate for meaningful policies makes her the ideal partner for organizations and individuals striving to make a lasting impact.​

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People's Choice Award 2022

People's Choice Award 2022

People's Choice Award 2022

People's Choice Award 2022

People's Choice Award 2022

People's Choice Award 2022

People's Choice Award 2022

Ny's leadership in government relations, advocacy, and entrepreneurship is fueled by her belief that strong communities are the backbone of a better society.

Passion for Community

Ny Whitaker excels at fostering collaboration and unity among diverse groups, driving effective community development in urban areas.

Building
Bridges

Ny has consistently amplified underrepresented voices through diversity leadership and women empowerment programs, showcasing her commitment to equity and inclusion.

Empowering Voices

Ny's extensive experience as a Senior Advisor at the USDA highlights her expertise in policy implementation, contract negotiation, and nonprofit strategic planning.

Strategic Consulting

Ny Whitaker ensures every endeavor, from educational reform to philanthropy development, leads to positive change and legacy building.

Maximizing Impact

Ny inspires individuals to actively engage in their communities, emphasizing that collective efforts are key to driving significant social justice initiatives and impactful fundraising.

Getting
Involved
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Explore the possibilities of creating impact with Ny Whitaker. Reach out today to embark on your journey of change.
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