amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

John C. Simons 


Joined the amfAR board in June 2000. Elected vice chairman in September 2006 and Treasurer in September 2015. Chairs the audit and compensation and organizational development committees. Serves on the executive, 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 of 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 financial relief.

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.