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Ian Shrank joins Breaking Ground Board

Ian Shrank, Legal Advisor and Author, joins Breaking Ground Board

NEW YORK – Breaking Ground, New York City’s largest supportive housing developer and manager, announced that Ian Shrank has joined the organization’s board of directors. A former partner at the law firms of Allen & Overy LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Mr. Shrank serves on the board for the Hebrew Free Loan Society, The Pingry School in New Jersey, and the Bronx-based Per Scholas, Inc. He has worked as a senior legal advisor for non-profits such as Single Stop USA, Inc. and as a Senior Vice President and General Counsel for MCIC Vermont, Inc. (the largest hospital-based medical malpractice captive insurance company in the country).

“Ian’s lifetime dedication to non-profit service and decades of legal expertise make him a strong asset to our board,” said Brenda Rosen, President and CEO of Breaking Ground. “He is truly committed to less fortunate New Yorkers and we are thrilled to welcome him to Breaking Ground.”

“Ian has nearly 40 years of legal and non-profit experience that will bring invaluable perspective to the Breaking Ground board,” said Michael Franco, Chief Investment Officer at Vornado Realty Trust and Chair of the Breaking Ground Board of Directors. “We look forward to working with him in an effort to continually drive Breaking Ground’s mission, providing supportive and affordable housing to vulnerable New Yorkers.”

"I could not be more honored to join an organization as important to New York as Breaking Ground. I’m excited to advance their important mission and in turn to help members of our community who desperately need access to affordable housing and support to rebuild their lives,” said Ian Shrank.

Ian Shrank is a legal advisor and consultant with nearly 40 years of experience. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel at MCIC Vermont, Inc., and previously served as senior legal advisor to Single Stop USA, Inc. He previously served as chair of the law division of the New York Blood Services Donor Campaign, and at the New York City Bar Association, served as chair of the subcommittee on in-house counsel admission and as a member of the professional responsibility committee. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard University.