President & CEO
Maria Torres-Springer is the President and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), leading NYCEDC’s efforts to make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the diversity of its people and businesses.
Prior to her appointment as President of NYCEDC, Maria served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Before being appointed Commissioner of SBS, Maria served as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at NYCEDC. Maria also served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development & Rebuilding and as the Chief Operating Officer of Friends of the Highline.
Maria received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics from Yale University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.