Intersection Announces New CEO Amid LinkNYC Rollout

LinkNYC Advertising Network Bridges Digital Divide with Free Gigabit Wi-Fi Service, Nationwide Calling and Charging StationsAl Kelly, Former President of American Express, Brings Decades of Experience Managing Complex Public-Private Partnerships

NEW YORK, NYIntersection, the company behind LinkNYC, has announced that it has selected Al Kelly as President and Chief Executive Officer. Kelly is the former President of American Express, where he held several senior positions over his 23-year career, including Head of the Global Consumer Group. While at American Express he began the company’s digital transformation. Kelly also brings significant experience managing public-private partnerships as President and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and as Chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit to New York City.

LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that is replacing more than 7,500 payphones with the largest and fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network in the world. Intersection is owned by a consortium of investors led by Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company.

“Intersection’s breadth of municipal partnerships and media assets combined with its extensive design and technology expertise is unprecedented and I’m thrilled to lead its talented team as we capitalize on the immense opportunity in front of us,” said Al Kelly. “LinkNYC is just the beginning of what’s possible when media and technology work together to bring digital experiences into physical space. Intersection is at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions to improve life in cities while strengthening the critical relationship between local governments and their residents and businesses.”

“Al’s experience managing global-scale businesses combined with his demonstrated leadership in partnering with the public sector on complex projects makes him a perfect choice to lead Intersection as we work to bring connectivity solutions like LinkNYC to cities across the world,” said Intersection Chairman Dan Doctoroff. “Al has a well-earned reputation as a strong but caring leader and an extremely sharp strategic thinker, inspiring those who have worked with him throughout his career.”

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