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    March 11, 2021

    Press Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Melville, NY
    March 11, 2021
    Contact:
    Matthew Cohen 516-443-9847

    LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION APPROVES NEW DIRECTORS TO BOARD AT ANNUAL MEETING

                The Long Island Association held its 2021 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 10th where it re-elected its current directors and officers and approved seven new members to the Board of Directors. These top business leaders are:

    Phil Andrews
    President
    Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce
     
    Bernie Kennedy
    Senior Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs
    King Kullen Grocery Company, Inc.

    John Mast
    New York Market President
    People’s United Bank
     
    Kevin O’Connor
    CEO

    Dime Community Bank
     
    Steve Ripp
    Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer
    Northville Industries, NIC Holding Corp.
    Timothy Sams
    President

    SUNY College at Old Westbury
     Luis Vazquez
    President

    Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    (Companies not in bold were existing LIA Board Members, however, a new leader is now representing the company.)

    “The Long Island Association is honored to have these seven leaders join our Board of Directors. They will help the LIA carry out its mission to support economic development, create jobs and improve the business climate our region,” said Lawrence Waldman, who was re-elected Chairman of the Long Island Association.

    “We are proud to have an independent and diverse Board of Directors that represents the leading businesses and institutions on Long Island. Our new directors will provide additional diversity and expertise,” said Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association.

    The following officers were also re-elected yesterday:
    • Lawrence Waldman, Chairman
    Senior Adviser, First Long Island Investors
     
    • Michael Maturo, First Vice Chairman
    President, RXR Realty LLC
     
    • Frank Ingrassia, Vice Chairman
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Clever Devices
     
    • Esther Fortunoff, Vice Chairwoman
    Vice President, Fortunoff Jewelry
     
    • Seymour Liebman, Vice Chairman
    Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
     
    • Michael Faltischek, Treasurer
    Senior Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.
     
    • Katherine Heaviside, Secretary
    President, Epoch 5 Public Relations
     
    • Charlie Strain, Legal Counsel
    Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C.
     
    • Kevin Law, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Long Island Association
     
    • Matthew Cohen, Vice President
    Long Island Association
     
    • Michelle Byrne, Chief Financial Officer
    Long Island Association
    Contact:
    Matthew Cohen, Vice President
    mcohen@longislandassociation.org, (631) 493-3000
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