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    08.06.15 Michael Schnall ’00 Named Vice President of Community Engagement Initiatives at New York Road Runners
    Michael Schnall

    Michael Schnall '00

    Michael Schnall ’00 has been named by the New York Road Runners (NYRR) to the newly created position of Vice President of Community Engagement Initiatives.

    Schnall will be responsible for launching new programs to increase running and walking opportunities throughout New York City communities to encourage healthier lifestyles.

    “I am excited to be joining New York Road Runners, a dynamic organization committed to the health and wellness of New Yorkers and the global community," Schnall said. "Running, walking, and fitness continue to become more deeply integrated into people’s daily lives, and I look forward to helping grow the ways NYRR engages and positively impacts communities throughout the five boroughs. The skills I developed while a student at Brooklyn Law School, coupled with my many years of work at the intersection of New York City government, politics, and community engagement, will enable me to play a lead role in developing NYRR programs designed to get more people moving towards a healthier lifestyle.”

    Schnall comes to NYRR from NYC Parks, where he recently served as Staten Island Chief of Staff, cultivating working relationships with all of Staten Island's elected officials, community boards, civic associations, and other organizations, clubs, and school-based entities. At NYC Parks, he secured capital improvements for all 7,200 acres of Staten Island's parkland, and he worked to enhance the park-user experience with improved access to recreational amenities.

    Previously, Schnall served as the Director of Government Relations for NYC Parks, where he was responsible for developing the agency’s legislative agenda on the city, state, and federal levels. He began his career in City government in 2002 with the New York City Council, first working as a Legislative Financial Analyst for the Finance Division, and then running a council member’s legislative office.