Ernest McD. Skinner serves as Community Liaison for City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams of the 45th District in Brooklyn. Previously, he was a retired senior executive with Citigroup and earned a reputation as a bridge builder between the corporate suites and the streets. While representing Citigroup, his focus was to leverage his knowledge of the corporate structure and culture and work hard on community relationships, thereby providing the climate to position the bank as a leader in community development lending, social investments, grant making, banking services and technical assistance.
Mr. Skinner has served on the board of directors of several non-profits and in the process has been the recipient of several awards and citations but takes most pride in his role as a political consultant to several young emerging political activists, several of whom have been elected to Congressional, Assembly, City Council and State Committee positions. An avid gardener, photographer, and world traveler, this native of Trinidad and Tobago is the married father of two.