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Press Release: The LIA Approves Two New Directors to Board

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Melville, NY
May 20, 2014
Contact:
Matthew Cohen 631-493-3002


THE LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION APPROVES TWO NEW DIRECTORS TO BOARD

            The Long Island Association has approved two new members to its Board of Directors.

            Gordon McLeod was recently named the publisher of the Newsday Media Group, which includes Newsday, amNewYork and several shopper publications. He will replace the former publisher, Fred Groser, who recently retired. James Lester, Senior Vice President of Commercial and Residential Development for Forest City Ratner Companies, who is leading the redevelopment efforts of the Nassau Coliseum, has also joined the Board.

            "The Long Island Association is honored to have Gordon and James join our Board of Directors. These businessmen will help the LIA carry out its mission to grow our region and support economic development in Nassau and Suffolk Counties," said Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association.

           "We are proud to have an independent Board of Directors that represents the leading businesses and institutions on Long Island. We welcome the expertise and participation of Gordon and James," said Kirk Kordeleski, Chairman of the Long Island Association.

           The Long Island Association (LIA) is one of the largest business organizations in New York State and the leading business organization on Long Island. The LIA's membership is comprised of small and large businesses, technology and manufacturing companies, universities, financial service firms, banks, credit unions, hospitals, media companies, real estate companies and sole proprietors which together employ more than one half of Long Island's workforce. Our mission is to lead the region's economic development and bring together disparate factions within the community to forge regional solutions for Long Island.