GGA Board Member
Joseph E. Spinnato
President Ex-Officio of the Hotel Association of New York City
Joseph E. Spinnato is President and CEO of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., which represents over 200 hotels, employs over 30,000 people, and generates billions of dollars in revenue for the City.
He served as Fire Commissioner of New York City during the Koch administration, as First Assistant to the Special Prosecutor for Nursing Homes, and First Assistant to the District Attorney at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.
He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of City Harvest, the Cardinal’s Committee for Charity, Board of Directors of Just One Break, Inc., Board of Directors of the Big Apple Greeters, Inc., and the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan.
He also serves on the Board of Governors of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (Jacob K. Javits Convention Center). A quintessential New Yorker, Spinnato was born in Queens and attended public schools there until he entered LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York.
He graduated from St. John’s University in Hillcrest and received his law degree from the University of Miami Law School in Coral Gables, Florida.