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For Immediate Release: February 3, 2023



New York Building Congress Welcomes New Board of Directors Members in the Class of 2025


Newest class of 20 members elected for a three-year term; Emeriti Class of 2025 renominated
with two retirements; Several new members in various classes also announced


New York, N.Y. (February 3, 2023) — Yesterday, at the Annual Membership Meeting & Construction Industry Luncheon, the New York Building Congress welcomed members to its Board of Directors’ Class of 2025, its 2025 Emeriti, and acknowledged two retirements.


In addition, the organization announced new directors to the Board.


The Class of 2025


Joseph J. Aliotta, Perkins Eastman


Franklin R. Alvarado, CBRE


Charles D. Avolio, Shawmut Design & Construction


Altin Batska, Batska Consulting Group & Bound Construction Management


Andrew Catapano, Alliant Specialty


Joseph Chan, YMCA of Greater New York


David M. Greenberg, Columbia University


Maureen A. Henegan, Henegan Construction Co., Inc.


Cyrus Izzo, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.


Marian Klein, Park Tower Group


Joseph Lauro, Gensler


Jill N. Lerner, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, P.C.


George E. Leventis, Langan


Anthony Mannarino, Extell Development Company


Cheryl McKissack Daniel, McKissack & McKissack


Edward V. Piccinich, SL Green Realty Corp.


Todd Rechler, RXR Realty


Carlo A. Scissura, Esq., New York Building Congress


Elise Wagner, Kramer Levin LLP


Michael S. Zetlin, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP


Class of 2025 Emeriti


Richard T. Anderson, RTA Advisory Services *

John M. Dionisio, Global Infrastructure Solutions*

Thomas Iovino, Iovino Enterprises

Jeffrey M. Levy, J.J Ryan Associates *

William A. Marino, Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, University of Pennsylvania *


Retiring from the Board of Directors Emeriti


Peter Goetz, Goetz Fitzpatrick

Anthony P. Schirripa



New Directors:


Rebecca Ashton

Sr. Vice President, NYS District Lead, WSP USA Inc


Altin Batska, PE, CHC, LEED AP

Founder & Principal, Batska Consulting Group & Bound Construction Management


Joseph Chan

Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Property Management, YMCA of Greater New York


Linda Chiarelli

Senior Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities, New York University


Patrick Cooper

VP & Co-Head of Construction for New York, BXP


Mike Hellstrom, Jr.

Vice President and Eastern Region Manager, LIUNA


Joseph Lauro, AIA, LEED® AP

Managing Director, Principal, Gensler


Michele L. O’Connell

Senior Vice President of Customer Operations, Con Edison


Jennifer Stone

Partner, RAMSA



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Mar 2, 2023 by New York Building Congress