Michelle Kassner began her career working in the Finance Department of Sotheby’s. Pursuing her passion for horticulture and garden design she joined Plant Specialists, Inc. As the Manager of the landscape division, responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of Penthouse and Townhouse gardens in New York City.
In 1988, Michelle joined her family’s business, Liberty Travel and GOGO Worldwide Vacations. Over the course of twenty years, she held various executive positions, including CEO. In 2008, the company was sold to an Australian company.
Michelle’s latest venture is the launch of a restaurant in New York’s West Village, 99 Bank, a gluten-free local and seasonal restaurant.
Michelle is a graduate of Hamilton College. She lives in NYC with her two daughters.