Martha Stark: Numbers Don’t Lie


New York City Finance Commissioner Martha Stark believes in numbers. Whether they are lotto tickets, school grades or municipal tax revenues, she says numbers shape our lives more than we realize.

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Martha Stark is the first African-American woman to serve as New York City Finance Commissioner. The Brooklyn native studied at New York University and was captain of the school’s varsity basketball team. Stark previously worked for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and was a White House Fellow assigned to the State Department.