LEAGUE OF VOLUNTARY HOSPITALS AND HOMES OF NEW YORK
Honorary Gala Chair at the 2019 Care for Kids Gala
For the past seven years, Mr. Kramer has been the Principal, Managing Director of Port Media Solutions, LLC. Port Media provides management consulting, principally in labor relations and restructuring.
Mr. Kramer was the CEO of the Daily News, the most widely read newspaper in the largest media market in the nation, from 2006 to 2010. He spearheaded the purchase of new full-color presses which established the Daily News as the first and only full-color major market daily in the United States. He oversaw the development of NYDailyNews.com, which was named one of the top Internet sites for news coverage in the world.
Prior to being named CEO at the Daily News, Mr. Kramer held several positions at The New York Times, including Senior Vice President of Circulation, Senior Vice President of Production and Vice President of Labor Relations, where he was responsible for labor relations, circulation and consumer marketing, and production beginning in August 1999. While overseeing production, he was responsible for the production of The New York Times, the formulation and execution of the labor relations strategy and the operation of its headquarters. He joined The New York Times as Vice President for Labor Relations in April 1998, with responsibility for directing labor relations with all its unions.
Mr. Kramer joined The New York Times following his first tenure at the Daily News during which time he was Vice President and General Counsel from 1993 until 1998, responsible for the conduct of legal affairs. As Vice President and General Counsel, he developed a company-wide labor strategy and supervised all aspects of the company’s legal department. Concurrently, he worked with Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. and Applied Printing Technologies, L.P. as their labor counsel.
From 1990 until 1993, Mr. Kramer was an associate at Proskauer. From 1985 until 1990, he also served as the Deputy General Counsel and subsequently the General Counsel at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations.
Mr. Kramer has also served as an adjunct professor of labor law at New York University and he is the co-author of State Regulations of Public Employment New York Employment Law (Matthew Bender).
Mr. Kramer has served on the boards of the New York Blood Center, WAN-IFRA World Association of Newspapers and Newspaper Publishers and the Queens Museum.
Mr. Kramer is married and has two children.