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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Barbara Legname Celebrates 35th Year with the Long Island Association

Long Island Association Vice President Barbara Legname celebrated her 35th anniversary this week with the organization. As the LIA's longest-tenured staff member, Barbara has worked closely with six different LIA Presidents while running the most successful business events program in the region.

Under Barbara's leadership, the LIA is renowned for hosting major events that have attracted national and international figures. Recently, the LIA has hosted Presidents Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush; and Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore, among others. Barbara also organizes an annual black-tie gala, which is the top formal event for Long Island's business community, as well as Executive Breakfasts featuring prominent speakers that are open to LIA members.

"Kudos to Barbara Legname on a superb job for the past thirty-five years. We appreciate everything she has done to elevate the LIA and maintain our organization as the preeminent business organization for the region," said Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association.

The Chairman of the Long Island Association, Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union said, "The LIA has been fortunate to have Barbara Legname for more than three decades. We wish her well-deserved congratulations as she celebrates her 35th year."

"It has been a privilege to work for the LIA. The organization under Kevin Law's leadership is making a real difference for Long Island and our business community," said Barbara Legname, Vice President of the Long Island Association. "I look forward to our future and continuing to produce successful events that are of value to our region and our members."