• Member Strategic Committees

  • Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, Chairs: Jane Duggan, TD Bank; Michael Maturo, RXR Realty. Vice Chairs: Alton Byrd, BSE Global; Ming Chiang, Casual Home Worldwide.

    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 trade.

    Energy and Environment Committee,Chairs: John Bruckner, National Grid; Jennifer Garvey, Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind. Vice Chairs: David Schieren, EmPower Solar; Richard Humann, H2M Architects and Engineers.

    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, Chairs: Jeffrey Alter, Anthem; Carolyn Mazzenga, Marcum LLP. Vice Chairs: Miriam Tanenbaum, Capital One Bank; Maureen Evers-Willox, KPMG LLP.

    The Financial Services and Tax Policy Committee explores tax, insurance and banking issues and the impact of various regulations on the region.

    Health, Education and Not-for-Profit Committee, Chairs: Robert Isaksen, Bank of America; Dr. Kimberly Cline, Long Island University. Vice Chairs: William J. Cunningham III, Northwell Health; Ellen Labita, Baker Tilly.

    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, Chair: Ernie Canadeo, CEO, Group; Katherine Heavisde, Epoch 5 Marketing/Public Relations. Vice Chairs: Crisler Quick, The Finance Department; Luis Vasquez, LIHC

    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.

    Young Professionals Committee, Chairs: Daniel Deegan, Forchelli Deegan Terrana; Michael Cosentino, New York Islanders.

    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.

    Manufacturing & Trade* New Name, chaired by John Costanzo, President & CEO, LDK Consultants, Inc.

    International trade represents a 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 works with companies entering the international market for the first time -- as well as those seeking to expand their export operations -- and assists in identifying and overcoming obstacles and challenges to exporting. The Committee also seeks 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.

    Offshore Wind* New CommitteeChair: Bob Catell, Stony Brook University. Vice Chairs: Phil Andrews, LIAAC; John Durso, AFL-CIO.

     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.

    To join one of the Long Island Association's Member Strategic Committees click here

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  • Congressman Peter King:
    “I would like to congratulate the Long Island Association on the occasion of its 90th anniversary. It’s a pleasure working with a non-partisan, non-profit organization that cares only about what’s best for Long Island and the business community. Thank you for your 90 years of service and dedication to the region. I thank you on behalf of myself and for all of those who are undoubtedly better off because of your efforts. Please accept my personal congratulations and very best wishes for continued success in the years ahead.”