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Chair

Gregory A. Kelly, P.E.

STV

Vice Chairs

Peter DiMaggio, P.E., SECB

Thornton Tomasetti

Joseph Lauro, AIA, LEED AP, CDT

Gensler

Cheryl McKissack Daniel

McKissack & McKissack

Patricia Ornst

Delta Air Lines

Michael L. Viggiano

Skanska USA Civil

President & CEO

Carlo A. Scissura, Esq.

New York Building Congress

Treasurer

Michael Sweeney, P.E.

HNTB Corporation

Secretary

Brennan Gilbane Koch

Gilbane Building Company

General Counsel

Michael S. Zetlin Esq.

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

Past Chair

Ralph J. Esposito

Suffolk

Directors

Frank R. Alvarado

CBRE

Charles D. Avolio, LEED AP

Shawmut Design and Construction

Ernesto Bacalzo

Brookfield Properties

Altin Batska, P.E.

Bound Construction Corp.

G. Christopher Beck

Turner Construction

Michael Braun

Kasirer

Richard Cavallaro

The LiRo Group

Victoria J. Cerami

Linda Chiarelli

New York University

Eileen Cifone

National Grid

Patrick J. Cooper

BXP

Bane Gaiser

AECOM

Carl Galioto, FAIA

HOK

Michael Giaramita

Group PMX, LLC

David M. Greenberg

Columbia University

Cyrus J. Izzo, P.E.

Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

Jerry Jannetti

WSP USA

Eli R. Khoury, P.E.

HDR

Marian Klein

Park Tower Group

Christopher Larsen

Halmar International LLC

Jill N. Lerner, FAIA

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

George Leventis, P.E., F.ASCE

Langan

Jeffrey E. Levine

Levine Builders

Anthony J. Mannarino

Extell Development Company

Peter A. Marchetto

AECOM

Nicole Martin

HNTB Corporation

Vicki Match Suna, AIA

NYU Langone Health

Chris McCartin

Tishman Speyer

Joseph G. Mizzi

Sciame Construction

Joseph Moscola

Northwell Health

Michele L. O’Connell

Con Edison

Edward V. Piccinich

SL Green Realty Corp.

Eleftherios Pittas

Tishman Speyer

Raymond Quartararo

JPM Chase & Co.

Todd Rechler

RXR

Jonathan D. Resnick

Jack Resnick & Sons

Ehab Shehata

BRAVO Group

Mitchel W. Simpler, P.E., FACEC

Jaros, Baum & Bolles

Steve H. Sommer

Lendlease

Jennifer L. Stone, AIA, NCARB

Robert AM Stern Architects

Elizabeth Velez

Velez Organization

Emeriti

Joseph J. Aliotta, FAIA, LEED

Perkins Eastman Architects

Richard T. Anderson, FAICP, FCIOB, NAC, HON AIANY

RTA Advisory Services LLC

Aine M. Brazil, P.E.

Thornton Tomasetti

Louis J. Coletti

Lou Coletti Strategies

Raymond P. Daddazio, P.E.

Thornton Tomasetti

Maureen A. Henegan

Thomas Iovino

Iovino Enterprises

Sabrina Kanner

Jeffrey M. Levy

J.J. Ryan Associates

Mysore Nagaraja

Mysore Nagaraja Consulting LLC

Robert S. Peckar, Esq.

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Milo Riverso, Ph.D, P.E.

Manhattan College

Lawrence P. Roman

Lawrence P. Roman Consulting Inc.

Thomas Z. Scarangello, P.E.

Thornton Tomasetti

Frank J. Sciame

Sciame Construction

Dominick M. Servedio, P.E.

STV

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA

University of Pennsylvania

Richard L. Tomasetti, P.E., NAE, HON. AIA

Thornton Tomasetti

Greg Kelly portrait

Gregory A. Kelly, P.E.

STV, President & Chief Executive Officer

As the president and chief executive officer of STV, Greg is responsible for overseeing the workforce of close to 3,000 employees and guiding the firm toward achieving its short- and long-term strategic goals with an emphasis on performance, business development, technology, and human capital. STV is a leader in providing architectural, engineering, planning, environmental, and program and construction management services for transportation systems, infrastructure, buildings, water, and other facilities.

Greg has served in multiple chief executive roles for both private and publicly traded organizations, including serving as a member of the global executive team and CEO of the U.S. operation of one of the world’s leading professional services firms providing advisory, planning, design, engineering and program and construction management services across transport, property and buildings, water, energy and the environment sectors.

Greg is an experienced and outspoken industry leader and has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction and the MOLES, two of the most prestigious organizations in the industry. He currently serves on the board of the Regional Plan Association and is the chair of the Temple University College of Engineering Board of Visitors. A lifelong steward of the industry, he is also the former Chair of ACEC NY, the Salvadori Center and the Design Professionals Coalition. He has degrees from Temple University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in several states.

Carlo A. Scissura, Esq.

New York Building Congress, President & CEO

Carlo A. Scissura, Esq. is President & CEO of the New York Building Congress, a position he has held since January 2017.

The New York Building Congress is a broad-based membership association committed to promoting the growth and success of the construction industry in New York City and its environs. The organization – which includes members from across the building community – provides a unique forum to advance an industry-wide agenda focusing on economic and infrastructure investment, job creation, and professional exchange.

Carlo and his team have spurred tremendous growth at the Building Congress. With record membership, increased visibility across the five boroughs and the entire region, and a focus on securing infrastructure investment from the city, state and federal levels of government, the Building Congress is stronger and more influential than ever.

Prior to joining the Building Congress, Carlo was President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Under Carlo’s leadership, the Chamber became one of New York’s largest business advocacy and economic development organizations, and its membership grew by more than 200 percent to over 2,200 members. During this historic period of growth, the Chamber’s efforts were widely recognized as creating national models for business development, outreach and technical assistance, and regional branding.

Carlo served both as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for nearly five years before leading the Brooklyn Chamber. During his tenure, he restructured operations at Borough Hall and served as senior advisor to the Borough President. He focused on driving the borough’s economic development agenda, working closely with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and served on the Boards of EDC, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and Brooklyn Public Library.

A graduate of both Pace University and Pace Law School, Carlo owned a thriving solo practice law firm in Dyker Heights prior to joining the Borough President’s Office. He previously served on the staffs of State Senator Vincent Gentile and Assemblyman Peter Abbate.

Carlo is the Chair of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations, where he has spearheaded the building of the new Italian Cultural and Community Center in Brooklyn. He is a member of the Boards of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., The New York City Regional Economic Development Council, ACE Mentorship, Salvadori Center and the Friends of the BQX. Carlo is a former member of Community Board 11 in Brooklyn and the District 20 School Board and Community Education Council. Carlo was the Chair of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway redevelopment panel, tasked with evaluating options for the replacement of the aging highway from the Atlantic Avenue interchange to Sands Street in Brooklyn. Carlo has also received numerous honors and awards for his work.

Born and raised in Bensonhurst, Carlo is a lifelong Brooklyn resident. He currently lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with his daughter, Teresa Rose.

Carlo A. Scissura, Esq.

President & CEO

Jeanine M. Badalamenti

Executive Vice President

Robert Chapman

Vice President, Administration

Alanna Draudt

Vice President, Programming & Foundation

Anasa Welch

Senior Director, Finance

Rich O’Malley

Senior Director, Public Affairs

Carlo Casa

Director, Policy and Research

Logan Ellis

Director, Events

Giancarlo Sapio

Director, Business Development

Megan Wylie

Director, Government Relations

Sandra Purpura

Manager, Operations

Erik Rodriguez

Manager, Design & Marketing

Monique Welch

Finance Assistant

Timeline

A Century of Excellence: New York Building Congress' History

Proudly serving New York City's construction industries and communities for over one hundred years. Learn more about New York Building Congress' history and Centennial celebration below.

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1921

In April 1921, 25 architects, engineers, contractors, and “labor men” met in the office of world-renowned architect Robert D. Kohn. These men were concerned that the building and construction industry was disorganized. They left that meeting with the goal of creating an organization of owners, bankers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and labor representatives. Out of this meeting was born the New York Building Congress.

1930s

Building Congress plays a role in advocating for public works projects during the Great Depression, emphasizing the importance of construction to the economy.

1940s

During World War II, Building Congress supports the war effort by coordinating construction and infrastructure projects vital to national defense.

1950s-1960s

The post-war boom leads to significant growth in New York City's infrastructure, with Building Congress members contributing to major projects such as highways, bridges, and public buildings.

1970s

Building Congress advocates for urban renewal projects and works to address challenges posed by economic downturns and fiscal crises in New York City.

1980s

The organization supports major developments such as Battery Park City and the revitalization of Times Square, contributing to the city's economic resurgence.

1990s

Building Congress focuses on sustainable building practices and the modernization of New York City's infrastructure, including support for projects like the renovation of Grand Central Terminal.

2001

In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Building Congress members play a pivotal role in the reconstruction and redevelopment efforts at Ground Zero and throughout Lower Manhattan.

2010s

The organization promotes initiatives for green building, resiliency, and innovation in construction technology.

2012

The Building Congress and its members played a crucial role in the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, advocating for resilience, supporting rebuilding initiatives, and promoting policies to enhance the city's preparedness for future disasters.

2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Building Congress advocates for the safe continuation of construction projects and emphasizes the importance of the industry to the city's recovery.

2021

Building Congress celebrates its Centennial, reflecting on a century of contributions to the building industry and the growth of New York City.

Present

The Building Congress is a key advocate for policies promoting economic growth, sustainability, and innovation in the building industry. They also organize events and initiatives to foster collaboration among members and stakeholders. Additionally, the Building Congress promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion through advocacy, education, networking, and research, aiming to create a more inclusive industry for all professionals.