Lunch and Discussion with: NY Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly

The Common Good was proud to present Crime, Counterterrorism, Community Affairs with NY Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The speaker was introduced by Paul Beirne and was convened by Felicia Taylor.

Raymond W. Kelly was appointed Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, making Commissioner Kelly the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure. Commissioner Kelly was formerly Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Security, at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Before that, he served as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, where he managed the agency’s 20,000 employees and $20 billion in annual revenue. For his accomplishments at Customs, Commissioner Kelly was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Exceptional Service.

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Paul Beirne is a principal in New York City based Bernstein Wealth Management, a unit of AllianceBernstein. The firm manages over $500 billion for individuals, families, pension plans, unions, foundations, public funds and other entities. In addition to his business activities, Beirne is active on several charitable boards and carries out a number of committee assignments, including the World Monuments Fund, Santa Clara University Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the Municipal Art Society (Vice Chair) and the Alliance for the Arts (Chairman 2000-2005).

Felicia Taylor was the co-host of Retirement Living TV’s Daily Cafe up until November 2008. She has returned to CNN and currently presents Business News reports for’s live video feed. Previously, Taylor was a CNBC business news anchor and a correspondent for CNN. She served as weekend anchor on WNBC-TV in New York, and also worked at the Financial News Network, the Financial Times, and CNBC as co-anchor of Today’s Business and Market Watch.

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