The longtime vice chairman of the New York City Industrial Development Agency’s board announced his resignation last week. Derek Bryson Park was appointed to the board in 2000 by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and became its vice chairman in 2001. 

“I have been advised by industry friends and potential colleagues that it would be ill-advised for me to continue serving from one board to the next given my eventual transition into an industry that has little or no tolerance for any external distractions,” Park said in prepared remarks to the board at its monthly ­meeting.

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