John C. Simons
Joined the amfAR board in June 2000. Elected vice chairman in September 2006. Chairs
the compensation and organizational development committee. Serves on the executive,
audit, finance and budget, and investment committees. Expertise in finance, banking, and
mergers and acquisitions.
A graduate of Trinity College, Mr. Simons is the managing partner of Corporate Fuel
Partners, LLC, a firm that provides advice and capital to small and medium-sized
companies, thus enabling them to acquire funds to grow their
businesses. Previously, he was an executive vice president at Bank of
America (formerly Fleet National Bank), responsible for small business,
middle-market, and corporate banking in New York City. Following the
September 11, 2001, World Trade Center disaster, he led Fleet and
the banking community in launching a $150 million emergency fund to
assist small and midsized downtown companies in need of immediate
He is currently on the boards of the United Hospital Fund and the
Greater Jamaica Capital Corporation. He is a former member of the
Lincoln Center Corporate Fund and a former chairman of the Lincoln
Center Business Council. He is also a former trustee of the Brooklyn
Academy of Music. In 2003, he was appointed to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York
City by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Managing Partner, Corporate Fuel Partners, LLC. He and his wife, Betsy, have two
children and live in Briarcliff Manor, NY.