Jerome Chazen is founder and chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, a private investment firm. He 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 of Columbia University, a member of Columbia Business School’s board of overseers and the founder and benefactor of the School’s Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business. He is chairman emeritus of the board of the Museum of Arts & Design, vice chairman of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s board of trustees and a member of the executive committee of the Metropolitan Opera Association. He serves on the boards of directors of Fashionmall.com, Taubman Centers Inc., the 92nd Street Y and the Shenkar College American Committee. He is also a partner and member of the board of the Partnership for New York City, 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.