Lydia Rapillo is the Senior Vice President of the Albanese Organization where she is responsible for leasing, marketing, and management of the organization’s residential portfolio that entails nearly a million square feet in Manhattan, Long Island, and Jersey City. Lydia joined Albanese in 2000. She is also involved in managing corporate marketing and communications where she focuses on strategic positioning of the organization’s brand to enhance synergies between local corporations and neighborhood partners. In addition to being a Trustee at Churchill, Lydia is involved in a number of professional organizations including The Urban Land Institute, The Society of Marketing Professionals, New York Commercial Real Estate Women, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, The Flatiron Business Improvement District, The Nature Conservancy, and the NYU Alumni Organization. She is also deeply committed to supporting UNICEF, St. Jude’s, World Vision, The Coalition for the Homeless and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Lydia holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and graduate certificate in Real Estate from New York University and is fluent in Slovak and Ukrainian. Lydia resides in Chelsea with her two daughters, Jacqueline and Alison. Jacqueline is in the 6th grade at Churchill.