About ABNY's Chairman


Steven Rubenstein became ABNY’s Chairman on January 1, 2018.  He is the President of RUBENSTEIN, the legendary New York City strategic communications agency founded by his father Howard J. Rubenstein in 1954.  

Serving New York has been in Steven’s DNA since his father co-founded ABNY with Lewis Rudin in the 1970s. Through his professional work as an advisor to a wide range of New York leaders, as well as his personal pursuits in support of City philanthropy and civic organizations, Steven has been a committed champion for New York City.

At RUBENSTEIN, Steven oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm, drives innovation and growth across 13 practice groups, and sets the direction for RUBENSTEIN’S continued leadership within the strategic communications field. He has helped organizations in finance, real estate, media, culture, social service, entertainment, and sports tell their stories and expand their reach in New York, as well as nationally and globally. 

Outside the firm, he serves on the boards of directors of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Friends of the High Line, 92nd Street Y, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Reboot, a national idea incubator that strives to make Jewish life meaningful to a new generation.

Prior to accepting the Chairmanship of ABNY and the ABNY Foundation, Steven served on their Boards of Directors and as Vice-Chair.