With several decades of accomplished leadership in City and State Government, Fernando Ferrer is recognized nationally as an architect for revitalizing American cities.
Today, Ferrer brings a wealth of public policy experience an expert on planning, public finance and management to Mercury, a high-stakes public strategy firm. He is currently Co-Chairman of Mercury. Ferrer is also a director of Sterling National Bank, The Regional Plan Association and has been appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a Trustee of City University of New York.
In 1997, the Bronx revival was recognized by the National Civic League with the prestigious All-America City Award, as well as RPA’s Star Award. In 1999, the borough’s innovative health care initiative, the Bronx Health Link, was saluted by City and County Magazine with the Crown Community Award.
Fernando Ferrer earned his BA degree from New York University, and his MPA degree from Baruch College of the City University of New York. He has been awarded honorary degrees, as well as hundreds of awards from schools, community groups, institutions and faith communities.
He is married to Dr. Aramina Vega Ferrer, a retired New York City public school principal and current Associate Professor in the School of Education at Mercy College. They have one daughter, Carlina, and three grandsons.