Jerome Chazen is founder and chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, a private investment firm. Mr. Chazen is also chairman emeritus and one of four founding partners of Liz Claiborne, Inc. He was largely responsible for the innovative sales, marketing, distribution and licensing programs that are an integral part of Liz Claiborne’s success.
Prior to joining the venture that would become Liz Claiborne, he worked as an analyst on Wall Street and spent 16 years in retailing.
Mr. Chazen is a trustee emeritus of Columbia University, chairman emeritus of the board of the Museum of Arts & Design, and vice chairman of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s board of trustees. He is also a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera Association. He serves on the boards of directors of Taubman Centers, Inc., the New York City Investment Fund, the 92nd Street Y, the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund, and the Shenkar College American Committee. He is also a partner and member of the board of the Partnership for New York City.
Mr. Chazen, the founder and benefactor of the School’s Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, is a trustee of the National Jewish Center of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the advisory board of the Louis Armstrong House and Archives at Queens College in Flushing, N.Y.
Mr. Chazen and his wife, Simona, have three children and five grandchildren and live in Upper Nyack, N.Y. He is an avid art collector and jazz enthusiast.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, April 2007