Prior to joining The Fund in 2010, Mr. Goldstein served as Chief of Staff for most of his nine plus years at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).
Mr. Goldstein received a Master of Law from Fordham University School of Law, as well as a Juris Doctor from Touro School of Law.
Mr. Goldstein received his highest honor to date, the New York City Department of Information, Telecommunications & Technology's (DoITT) highly prestigious Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management Award, a part of DoITT's 2007 Excellence in Technology Awards Program. He received the award for his pivotal role in the conception, creation and implementation of the TLC's Taxicab Passenger Enhancement Project also known as T-PEP. T-PEP is the technology upgrade that, amongst its many attributes, allows taxicab passengers to pay for rides with a credit or debit card, enjoy an ever-changing array of fresh entertainment and informational content. It is for this role that in June 2010, he also received the Award for Outstanding Community Service from the New York State Broadcasters Association and the New York State Amber Alert Partners in recognition of his role in introducing Amber Alerts into the New York City Taxi Fleet.
In 2016, Ira received an award for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banking, Finance and Insurance fields from City & State Reports. He also received the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s First Annual 9/11 Commemoration Hero for Tolerance award.
In 2017, Mr. Goldstein received a 50 Over 50 Award from City & State New York which recognized him as a prominent leader in government, business and media over the age of fifty.