Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, co-chaired by Michael Maturo, President and CFO, RXR Realty LLC and Ellen Rudin, Managing Director for CBRE and Vice-Chaired by Jane Duggan, SVP, Commercial Regional Group Manager, TD Bank. The Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee looks at ways to grow Long Island's economy and create jobs while also evaluating issues that include transportation, housing, real estate, minority- and women -owned businesses and international trade.
Energy and Environment Committee, co-chaired by Robert Catell, Chairman, Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center and Gene Bernstein, Chairman of Northville Industries NIC Holding Corp. and vice-chaired by John Bruckner, New York President at National Grid. The Energy and Environment Committee considers a variety of issues, including green jobs and generation, efficiency, groundwater protection, agriculture and clean air.
Financial Services and Tax Policy Committee, co-chaired by Jeffrey Alter, of CityMD and Carolyn Mazzenga, Partner-in-Charge, Marcum LLP. Vice-chaired by Miriam Tanenbaum, Market Executive, Head of Long Island/Queens, Commercial Banking, Capital One Bank and Maureen Evers-Willox Managing Partner, KPMG LLP. The Financial Services and Tax Policy Committee explores tax, insurance and banking issues and the impact of various proposals and regulations on the region.
Health, Education and Not-for-Profit Committee, co-chaired by William Cunningham III, Vice President, Northwell Health and Robert Isaksen, LI Market President of Bank of America and Vice-Chaired by Drew Bogner, President, Molloy. The Health, Education and Not-for-Profit Committee discusses health insurance and accessibility, education issues and ways to foster the work of not-for-profit organizations.
Small and Mid-Sized Business Committee, co-chaired by Katherine Heaviside, President of Epoch 5 Public Relations and Ernie Canadeo, President of The EGC Group, Inc. and vice-chaired by Crisler Quick, President, The Finance Department. The Small and Mid-Sized Business Committee advances positions that support the great majority of Long Island's business community; our small and mid-sized businesses.
Women’s Collaborative, co-chaired by Christine Riordan, President, Adelphi University and vice-chaired by Erika Rudnick, Senior Vice President, Hotaling Insurance Services. The Long Island Association’s Women’s Collaborative is an innovative new model that is bringing together, empowering and engaging Long Island’s leading businesswomen while encouraging partnerships and providing support, education and growth opportunities. In turn, the businesswomen involved in the Collaborative are informing the LIA about issues important to them and the region’s economic vitality, such as equal pay for equal work and making child care and early education opportunities more affordable and accessible to working families.
Young Professionals Committee, chaired by Dan Deegan, Partner, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP. The Young Professionals Committee is comprised of a diverse group of employees ages 22-35 who are designated by members of the LIA Board of Directors. The LIA is thus helping train the next generation of business leaders and integrating their input in confronting the challenges facing young people on Long Island while giving them an opportunity to learn, network and collaborate with each other.
LI-Bio, co-chaired by Bruce Stillman, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Seymour Liebman, Executive VP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Vice-Chaired by Stratis Philippis, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Nature’s Bounty. LI-Bio, serves as a platform to help expand Long Island's burgeoning sector of companies focused on biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and life sciences.
International Trade Committee, Chaired by John Costanzo, President & CEO, LDK Consultants, Inc. International trade represents significant opportunity for many Long Island businesses, most notably in export sectors such as biotech; pharmaceutical/nutraceutical; aerospace; technology and electronics. The International Trade Committee will work with companies entering the international market for the first time -- as well as those seeking to expand their export operations -- and assist in identifying and overcoming obstacles and challenges to exporting. The Committee will also seek support from federal and local entities and foreign agencies to develop and execute strategic plans which will strengthen and increase Long Island’s international export market.
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