John Dyson, chairman of Millbrook Capital Management, has been a political, civic and business leader for more than 50 years. Mr. Dyson, whose achievements include serving as chairman of the New York Power Authority under two governors between 1979-1985, began serving Gov. Hugh Carey as the Commissioner of Agriculture before he was named Commissioner of Commerce, where he led the State’s economic resurgence, job development and tourism. Under his leadership, the state launched the world-famous “I Love New York” campaign.
In 1994, Mr. Dyson was appointed Deputy Mayor of New York City by Mayor Rudy Giuliani. As deputy mayor, Mr. Dyson was in charge of economic development and finance for the city. He served as deputy mayor until 1996, when he returned to private life. He continued to serve in the Giuliani Administration from 1996 to 2002 in the part-time position of Chairman of the Mayor’s Council of Economic Advisors. In the economic advisors chairmanship, Mr.Dyson worked on economic issues impacting the city following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
From 1981 to 2001, Mr. Dyson was an appointee of the Governor of New York on the Board of Trustees of Cornell University.
Mr. Dyson graduated from Cornell University and holds a master’s degree from Princeton University