While leading Massey Knakal, Paul built trust and relationships with citizens and civic leaders in every corner of New York City, from Bed Stuy and Borough Park to Flushing and the South Shore. As mayor, he will be a leader for all New Yorkers and an advocate for this City as the world’s laboratory for urban innovation; a place where people of diverse talents come together to create, to build and to find new solutions to old problems.
An amateur boxer who has also run five marathons, Paul has always been a tireless worker at his company—where he arrived at his desk every morning at 6:45—and in his community. He serves as President of NYC Pops and as Chairman of the Board of New York City’s Tenement Museum, which tells the story of thousands of ethnically diverse immigrant families who called a single Orchard Street walk up building home.
He is also the Chairman Emeritus of the James Lenox House Association, an organization that provides affordable housing to older New Yorkers, and an active board member of his old high school.
Paul received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Colgate University in 1982 and moved to New York City in the spring of 1983.
He has been married to his wife Gretchen for 28 years. They have three grown children, PJ, Sarah, and Greta.