Eddie Bergman is President of Innovative Development Services (IDS), a firm focusing on New York City real estate management and development as well as global hospitality marketing services.
Eddie is also CEO of Proxima Hospitality Group, a restaurant management company which owns and manages Hill and Bay (Murray Hill, NYC).
Eddie co‐founded and serves as President of the Board of MCW (Miracle Corners of the World), an NGO devoted to empowering youth to make positive change in their communities, with a special focus on Africa.
Eddie was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the economic development program of the African Union in recognition of his service as Executive Director of the Africa Travel Association, a position he held for nearly a decade (2006-2015).
Eddie is also an adjunct instructor of social entrepreneurship at SUNY Stony Brook University. Eddie received his Masters from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major in Social Entrepreneurship and his Bachelors in Hotel and Tourism Management from NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, where he was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar.
Eddie serves on the advisory boards of NYU Africa House, NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality, and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has served on the boards of the Museum for African Art, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Synergos Institute, and Shared Interest.
He has received several humanitarian awards for his work, including the 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.