Danny Kadishson is Director of Economic Development in the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. In this capacity he works with the diplomatic community, international businesses, and City agencies to attract and create economic opportunities for New Yorkers. He works with international businesses and startups considering entering NYC, and with NYC-based businesses and startups interested in selling internationally. Danny also works on new policies and programs to drive inclusive economic development, and shares economic development best practices between the City, United Nations, and cities/countries around the world. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, Danny was the Assistant Director of ACCESS NYC and HHS Accelerator in the Mayor’s Office of Operations, where he developed partnerships and technology initiatives to make social services more efficient and accessible, and helped manage the procurement of new workforce development programs. Previously, Danny was a Nonproliferation Fellow for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration, working with other countries and international organizations to cooperate on nuclear issues; a Congressional Analyst for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, where he was lead action officer to the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees; and a Legislative Assistant to a U.S. Congressman, where he was the primary adviser on commerce, energy and environmental issues, and worked on economic development initiatives to create jobs. He has also worked for the American Wind Energy Association, where he worked with international businesses considering entering the U.S. wind energy market. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vassar College and a Master’s degree in International Security Studies from National Defense University. Danny was born in and currently lives in Brooklyn.