Tisch elected chairman of NYC & Co.

NEW YORK -- Jonathan Tisch, chairman and chief executive of Loews Hotels, was unanimously elected chairman of the board of directors of NYC & Co., succeeding Tim Zagat, president of the Zagat Survey, who served in the post for the last three years. Zagat recommended Tisch in March, when he announced he would be stepping down from the post.

Tisch said his top priorities will be expanding the Jacob Javits Convention Center and increasing the marketing agency's funding. The convention center is only the 18th largest in the country, and NYC & Co.'s $12.6 million budget puts it behind 15 other convention and visitors bureaus.

Zagat will continue to serve on the agency's executive committee and restaurant committee.

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