John C. Simons
Joined the amfAR board in June
2000 and was elected a vice chairman in September 2006. Chairs compensation, organizational
development, and board development committees. Serves on 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 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 board 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 Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Managing Partner, Corporate Fuel Partners, LLC. He and his wife, Betsy, have two children and live in Briarcliff