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LI Manufacturers' Symposium 2019
Join us at the Second Annual Symposium: NYSEDC's premier event
November 13, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Melville Marriott, Long Island
This full day symposium brings together manufacturers from Long Island and introduce them to the various resources that exist through NYSTAR and across New York State. Breakout session topics include: Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs), the Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs), the Centers of Excellence (COEs), state and federal funding programs, and workforce development resources.
- SYMPOSIUM AGENDA
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Registration & Exhibit Booths Open
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
General Session Salons 1-4
Ryan Silva - Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council
Dr. Michael Alan Bernstein - President, Stony Brook University
Breakout Panel Discussions
Stony Brook University Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs)
Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) encourage greater collaboration between private industry and universities in the development and application of new technologies. CATs play a critical role in spurring technology-based applied research and economic development in the state; promoting national and international research collaboration and innovation and leveraging New York’s research expertise and funding with investments from the federal government, foundations, businesses, venture capital firms and other entities. Learn about the Centers available at Stony Brook University
Moderated by: Dr. Peter Donnelly - Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships and Interim Director Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR), Stony Brook University
Michael Bielski, JD, MS - Capseus
William Hanes, PhD - Center for Biotechnology
Vyacheslov Solovyov, PhD
Clean Energy Policies & Leveraging Energy Programs to Reduce Operational Costs and Leverage Private Sector Investment
Salons 11 & 12
Moderated by: National Grid & PSEG Long Island
Alana Appenzellar - Program Manager, Economic Development, NYPA
Adrienne Downey - Principal Engineer, Offshore Wind, NYSERDA
John Keating - Manager, Economic Development at PSEG Long Island
Lyle Sclair - Representative, Economic Development at National Grid
Break, Networking, and Exhibit Booths
Lunch and Panel Discussion
General Session Salons 1-4
Opening Remarks by: Legislator William J. Lindsay III - Co-chair of the LI Manufacturing Task Force
Rosalie Drago - Regional Director at Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
Patricia Malone - Associate Vice President for Professional Education
Breakout Panel Discussions
Cybersecurity in the 21st Century Economy: Preparing and Protecting Your Company
Moderated by: Frank Cicio - iQ4
Eleni Delimpaltadaki - Managing Director, EQUIVIC & Chief Capital Markets Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Barry Dynkin, Esq. - Co-Founder, Atlas Cybersecurity
Commander Pat Lancaster - US Army War College
Stony Brook University Centers of Excellence (COEs)
Salon 11 & 12
Centers of Excellence foster collaboration between the academic research community and the business sector to develop and commercialize new products and technologies, to promote critical private sector investment in emerging high-technology fields in New York State, and to create and expand technology-related business and employment. This program was created to enhance and accelerate the centers’ operations, facilitating joint university-industry research and development, product commercialization and workforce training. Learn about the three COEs housed at Stony Brook University
Moderated by: Dr. Yacov Shamash - VP for Economic Development, Stony Brook University
Joseph M. Ambrosio - CEO, Unique Electrical Solutions
David Hamilton - Advanced Energy Center & Clean Energy Business Incubator Program
David Hershberg - CEO, STS Global, Inc.
Dr. Lawrence Weber - Center of Excellence in Wireless Information & Technology
Breakout Panel Discussions
Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs): Leveraging Tradititonal Tools in an Evolving Regional Economy
Moderated by: Cara Longworth - Regional Director, Empire State Development
Harry Coghlan - CEO/Executive Director, Nassau County IDA
William Mannix - Executive Director, Town of Islip IDA
Lisa Mulligan - CEO, Town of Brookhaven IDA
Krishna Omolade - Deputy Executive Director, New York City IDA
Tracy Stark-James - CEO/Executive Director, Town of Riverhead IDA
General Salons Salons 1-4
- SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Welcome & Introductory RemarksRyan Silva - Executive Director, New York State Economic Development CouncilRyan Silva - Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council
Ryan Silva was unanimously approved by the NYSEDC Board of Directors to succeed Brian McMahon as Executive Director of the New York State Economic Development Council. Ryan brings a solid background to the organization in economic development, association management, and government relations; a skill set that will provide additional value to the NYSEDC membership and help improve the economic climate and quality of life in New York State.
Most recently, Ryan served as Director of Government Relations State Relations in the Office of the President for the University at Albany. Ryan has served as Vice President of Regional Economic Development and Deputy Director of the Regional Councils for Empire State Development (ESD) from 2014-2016, overseeing the Regional Economic Development Council process and developing several economic development policies and programs for New York State.
Prior to joining, ESD Ryan worked at the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Troy, NY for 10 years, serving as Membership Director and Director of Economic Development and Government Affairs. During his tenure, he was responsible for growing membership revenue and launching several new initiatives including the Economic Development Partnership helping businesses startup, expand, and relocate to the City of Troy and Rensselaer County.
Ryan has been recognized for his professional achievements throughout his career, being selected as a City and State 40under40 Rising Star in 2018, 2016 Albany Business Review 40under 40 Award Recipient and the 2016 Capital District YMCA Presidents Award. He was also honored with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Lifetime Achievement Award, receiving the Gold Level in 2010, Silver Level in 2007, and the Bronze Level in 2006 for membership growth and development.
Ryan is actively involved in the community including being appointed to the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Health Benefit Exchange Regional Advisory Committee in 2012. He served on the Capital District YMCA Board of Directors, and was Board Chair from 2014-2016 of the Troy YMCA, and The College of Saint Rose Board of Associates, and the Huether School of Business Advisory Board.
Ryan Graduated from the College of Saint Rose in 2003 with a major in Public Communications. He currently resides in East Greenbush, NY with his wife, Sandra and three children; Sydney, Anthony, and Eva.
The New York State Economic Development Council is the state’s principal organization representing economic development professionals. The 900 members include the leadership of Industrial Development Agencies, Local Development Corporations, commercial and investment banks, underwriters, bond counsels, utilities, chambers of commerce and private corporations.
NYSEDC has been serving New York’s development professionals for more than 40 years. The Board of Directors and members of NYSEDC represent the highest standards of their profession and have unparalleled experience and expertise working with state and local economic development programs.Dr. Michael Alan Bernstein - President, Stony Brook UniversityDr. Michael Alan Bernstein - President, Stony Brook University
Michael Alan Bernstein was appointed Interim President of Stony Brook University effective August 1, 2019. He had served as Provost since October 2016, where he oversaw numerous initiatives aimed at supporting the University’s missions in research, scholarship, art-making, and teaching. He laid special emphasis on measures enhancing diversity and inclusion. Interim President Bernstein's teaching and research interests focus on the economic and political history of the United States, macroeconomic theory, industrial organization economics, and the history of economic theory. His publications explore the connections between political and economic processes in modern industrial societies, as well as the interaction of economic knowledge and professional expertise with those processes as a whole. Interim President Bernstein came to Stony Brook from Tulane University, where he served as the John Christie Barr Professor of History and Economics and Provost and Chief Academic Officer from 2007 through 2016. As Interim President of Stony Brook University, Dr. Bernstein is a member of the Board of Directors for the Long Island Association, and Accelerate Long Island. He currently serves as Board Chair for Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the board responsible for managing Brookhaven National Laboratory on behalf of the United States Department of Energy.
Stony Brook University Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs)Dr. Peter Donnelly - Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships and Interim Director Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR), Stony Brook UniversityDr. Peter Donnelly - Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships and Interim Director Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR), Stony Brook University
Peter has focused his career on innovation and early-stage technology commercialization. As an investor, entrepreneur, operator, and consultant, he has an accomplished record in evaluating and building projects, companies, and portfolios.
He has two roles. At Stony Brook University, he is the Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships and leads industry collaboration, the SBU Research and Technology Park, and commercialization of promising early-stage technologies. As Managing Director of the Accelerate NY Seed Fund, he leads early-stage investments in science and engineering innovation coming primarily from research institutions.
Earlier, he led Accenture’s Greater China consulting practice in innovation and product development in Shanghai and managed a very large internal innovation pipeline. As an entrepreneur, he was the CEO of venture-backed early-stage biotech, which he successfully sold, and co-founder and COO of a venture-backed thin-film startup. Prior to these posts, Peter worked with Intel and The Boston Consulting Group.
He has an MS in Biotechnology and MBA from The Johns Hopkins University.Michael Bielski, JD, MS - CapseusMichael R. Bielski, J.D., M.S. is a serial entrepreneur in the medical technology and agricultural biotechnology fields. Michael has brought technologies from early conception, development and patenting through manufacturing, the generation of licensing revenues, clinical use and sales. Michael is an experienced angel and venture capital fundraiser whose companies have raised over $50M in financing. Michael is an expert across all areas of high-technology commercialization including out-licensing and start-up company formation.William Hanes, PhD - Center for BiotechnologyBill joined the Center for Biotechnology as a Technology Commercialization Fellow in 2015. He actively engages with early technologies, often at the ideation stage, to identify possible markets and business issues. He provides strategic consulting, business development and technology commercialization services to biomedical companies throughout New York and Long Island. He also performs due diligence to support administration of NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) funding.
Bill brings a broad research background to his role. He performed his doctoral thesis work at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of Northwell Health (North Shore-LIJ) under Kevin Tracey, where he studied the interaction of the brain and the immune system, and discovered a novel reflex. His previous research experience includes Rockefeller University, the Uniformed Services University for the Health Science, Miami University, and Mannkind Corporation.
Before returning to graduate school, Bill practiced as a patent attorney, focused on biotechnology and medical devices.
Bill received a B.A. in Microbiology from Miami University, a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. He is licensed to practice in New York, Colorado, and before the US Patent and Trademark office.Vyacheslov Solovyov, PhD
Dr. Vyacheslav Solovyov received his Master’s Degree in Applied Physics from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology in 1989. The same year he joined Kiev Institute for Metal Physics (IMP) as a pos-graduate researcher. The post-graduate work was focused on growth and studies of perfect single crystals of complex superconducting oxides. In 1995 he completed his pos-graduate work received Ph.D. in Solid State Physics.
After a short scientific assignment at IMP in 1997 he joined Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) as a Postdoctoral researcher and was promoted to Materials Scientist, the final position. In 2016 he joined the Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems and Stony Brook University as a Deputy Director. His work is focused on fostering industry-academia projects in the energy field, with the emphasis on job creation and economic development.
In 2015 he received R&D 100 award for inventing an active superconducting fault current limiter. He is a co-author of over 100 scientific papers.
Clean Energy Policies & Leveraging Energy Programs to Reduce Operational Costs and Leverage Private Sector InvestmentAlana Appenzeller - Program Manager, Economic Development, NYPA
AEE Certified Business Energy Professional with 10+ years of experience in the energy industry. Team player with exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills, with an ability to communicate with all levels of an organization. Adept in analyzing and applying data to support business decisions, supported by a proficiency in Excel, SAP Business Intelligence and other analytical tools. Passionate about sustainability and advancing economic development in New York State.Adrienne Downey - Principal Engineer, Offshore Wind, NYSERDA
Adrienne Downey is the Principal Engineer for Offshore Wind with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s Large-Scale Renewables Team. In this role she is responsible for running New York State’s procurement efforts for offshore wind, including the recent procurement of 1,696MW. In addition, Ms. Downey is responsible for NYSERDA’s stakeholder engagement efforts that will be critical in delivering the state’s nation-leading commitment of 9GW of offshore wind by 2035.
Ms. Downey comes to NYSERDA from a decade’s experience in on-shore wind, working internationally in Europe and across Canada across a range of roles in industrial and production engineering, supply chain localization and development strategy, operations management, business development, and policy and government affairs. She has also worked in consulting practice in recent years focusing on energy, infrastructure, sustainability, climate adaptation and resiliency projects in New York City.John Keating - Manager, Economic Development at PSEG Long Island
No biography was found for this speaker. Check back soon.Lyle Sclair - Representative, Economic Development at National GridLyle Sclair is National Grid’s Economic Development Representative for its downstate territory, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He is responsible for overseeing National Grid’s eight economic development programs designed to help attract, grow and retain businesses on Long Island. Mr. Sclair brings over a decade of experience working with government agencies, not for profits and small businesses to move complex public-private economic development projects along from concept to implementation. Mr. Sclair has a Master’s in Urban Planning from NYU and received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Workforce DevelopmentLegislator William J. Lindsay III - Co-chair of the LI Manufacturing Task Force
Bill Lindsay was first elected County Legislator of the 8th District on November 5, 2013 and then re-elected on November 3, 2015.
Upon being elected, Bill fought to end automatic pay increases for elected officials, increased government transparency by strengthening the Legislature’s reporting requirements for lobbyists, and finally put an end to a decade’s long debate by putting forward legislation to consolidate the Treasurer’s office and the Comptroller’s office, saving over $1.29 million. Additionally Bill created regional planning alliances, which will facilitate coordination between municipalities as they work to implement the County’s master plan and support regionally important development projects. He did this in an effort to get people back to work, get shovels in the ground, and get our major projects moving forward.
Bill also helped to implement a Peer to Peer Drug Program in the Sachem School District, aimed at preventing drug use at the middle and high school levels. He fought to put stricter penalties on parents who do not pay their child support; put an end to speed zone cameras, and created the first handicapped accessible playground in the Sayville community.
Bill has been a lifelong resident of the 8th District, growing up in Holbrook and graduating from Sachem High School in 1990. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s College in 1994, Bill began his career in the private sector, working for Government Employers Insurance Company.
In 1999 Bill took a job as Vice President for HILB, Regal and Hamilton (HRH). After years of success, he was offered and accepted a position transferring him to HRH’s Melville location charged with the responsibility of building a new department that had not previously existed. From 2003 to 2012 Bill was able to build this practice up to over $20 million in annual sales. Bill’s success can clearly be attributed to his hard work and dedication.
From 2007 to 2013, Bill served as the Vice President of the Melville Chamber of Commerce. During that time he chaired their Government Relations Committee and worked hard to advocate on behalf of the business community to assist in rebuilding Suffolk County’s economy from the ground up.
Bill has been involved with the Salvation Army in many capacities since 1995. He has served on their board for the last 15 years acting as their Chairman from 2005 to 2008. Since 1998, Bill has Co-Chaired their golf committee; which has raised over $ 750,000 in proceeds to fund summer youth programs for local kids in need. Since 2009, Bill has volunteered his time as a little league coach for Sunrise Little League. He is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and is a member of the Environmental Defense Action Fund.
Bill is currently the Chairman of the Suffolk County Legislature’s Economic Development Committee, the Vice-Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee, and the Vice-Chairman of the Government Operations & Personnel Committee.
Bill’s goals as a County Legislator have always been to promote local economic growth, facilitate business creation and expansion, revitalize local downtowns, protect the environment, attack the drug problem on Long Island, and make government more accessible for all Suffolk County residents.Rosalie Drago - Regional Director at Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
With more than 20 years of New York-based economic-development experience, Rosalie Drago is committed to building and cultivating engaged, flourishing communities.
As Long Island Regional Director at the Workforce Development Institute, Ms. Drago works closely with Long Island employers, employees, lawmakers and educators to promote commercial and residential interests. Her goal: stronger communities through the creation of a more skilled workforce.
Before joining the WDI, Ms. Drago served as Vice President of Marketing and Membership for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, where her primary responsibilities included new member enrollment, retention of the chamber’s 1,500 member businesses, and generation of new corporate sponsorships. In that role, she developed and managed nearly 20 annual networking, educational, promotional and fundraising events.
Prior to that, as an independent Neighborhood Economic Development Specialist, Ms. Drago organized Brooklyn merchants and community members to improve quality of life along vital retail corridors, overseeing the formation of small-business-education programs and advocating for Kings County businesses with city and state agencies.
As a private Tourism Consultant, Ms. Drago provided Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with a strategic plan to promote tourism in Brooklyn, the backbone of the borough’s current promotional campaigns. She also served as Tourism Marketing Director for iconic NYC destinations including the American Museum of Natural History and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and was part of the team that launched the AMNH Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Devoted to the effective application of socioeconomic-development funds and programs, Ms. Drago thrives – and helps others thrive – at what she calls “the intersection of change.” The foundation of her undertakings are to lead people to opportunities where one person’s success begets another’s.Patricia Malone - Associate Vice President for Professional Education
Pat Malone was named the Associate Vice President for Professional Education and Assistant Vice President for Engaged Learning in the School of Professional Development in 2019. In addition, Pat is the Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Education, serving over 1,000 professionals annually.
Presenting nationally and internationally on the university’s role in workforce, economic development and clean energy jobs, Pat has facilitated numerous forums with labor, education and industry including three Federal Department of Labor National Transformational Forums for the WIRED Grants and NYSERDA focus groups.
In 2008 Pat created the global award-winning “Wall Street and Beyond” certificate program in collaboration with the Project Management Institute and the USGBC-LI to assist over 2,000 dislocated professionals. She has conducted clean energy, manufacturing and aerospace labor market intelligence and development projects for the New York State Department of Labor, NYSERDA and the Governors’ Regional Economic Development Councils Opportunity Agenda.
She is a member of the Suffolk County Workforce Development Board, the REDC Workforce and Education Committee, founding chair of the Outreach, Engagement and Economic Development Network for the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and served on the inaugural editorial board for their digital publication, UNBOUND.
She holds a BA from the University of Dayton, a Master’s Degree from Stony Brook University and co-edited the Jossey Bass publication “Enhancing Creativity in Adult and Continuing Education” and is the recipient of City and State’s “Corporate Social Responsibility Award”.
Cybersecurity in the 21st Century Economy: Preparing and Protecting Your CompanyFrank Cicio - iQ4
I have been fortunate to work with two early stage companies as COO and take them public, as well as DataSynapse where we went from $400k to $10mm when I left. Additionally, I have been a Venture Partner Insight Capital and charted by Oak Investments to re-tool two portfolio companies that resulted in an MBO and an acquisition. Recently I have been consulting, while flexibility is a plus, my passion for building new or existing businesses based on innovative product, market and business strategy, team leadership, the ability to execute and achieve targets is at the core of my ability.Eleni Delimpaltadaki - Managing Director, EQUIVIC & Chief Capital Markets Officer, National Community Reinvestment CoalitionEleni Delimpaltadaki (Janis) has joined NCRC as Chief Capital Markets Officer and Managing Director. Eleni is a social impact executive with an extensive record of success developing new business, large-scale programs and investment strategies for corporations, social mission organizations and government. During her career, she has leveraged her business know-how and public policy expertise to mobilize stakeholders around innovative solutions that advance economic growth and social justice.
She joins NCRC from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where she served as vice president. During her tenure at NYCEDC, Eleni co-founded the Partnerships department, New York City’s public-private partnerships and corporate attraction team; established the Social Capital Desk and oversaw the administration of 17 incubators. She played an instrumental role in top priority projects, including bringing Amazon HQ2 to New York, historic investments in the life sciences and cybersecurity industries, impact investing and venture capital strategies and tech talent development programs. Prior to NYCEDC, she oversaw market research at The Opportunity Agenda, co-founded the Business and Labor Coalition of New York and run political campaigns.
Eleni has published extensively on public policy and public opinion research. Ms. Janis has served on many nonprofit boards, including the American Association of Public Opinion Research, the NYU Alumni Association, the Hellenic American Leadership Council and the Business and Labor Coalition of New York. She received a Master’s degree from New York University and a Bachelor’s from the National University of Athens, in her native Greece. She is a Wharton School Aresty Scholar for Executive Education and Finance.Barry Dynkin, Esq. - Co-Founder, Atlas Cybersecurity
Barry Dynkin, Esq., has spent his career working to help defend the United States and its businesses from cyber threats. He has been a leader in the cause of raising awareness of cybersecurity for a variety of audiences, ranging from Federal officials to small mom and pop shops, as well as in a variety of niche industries. He combines his technical and legal background to develop solutions and policy prescriptions that work. Barry is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the American Cybersecurity Institute, a nonprofit policy think tank devoted to tackling cyber-related issues facing our policymakers from the state and local levels to the federal and international levels. He is also the Co-Founder and President of Atlas Cybersecurity, a cybersecurity services firm that provides comprehensive cybersecurity services to a wide variety of businesses. Prior to that, he was Of Counsel at Grauman Law Group and an Editor of the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, the nation's preeminent legal publication on cyber warfare. In addition to his professional positions, Barry serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of ISACA.
In his capacity as Executive Director of the American Cybersecurity Institute, he has worked with federal lawmakers to develop policy and law on a variety of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare related topics. In his work with Atlas Cybersecurity, Barry is able to work with businesses and organizations across the world to bring high caliber expertise to traditionally underserved and forgotten industries and companies. He has authored and contributed to dozens of articles in the fields of cybersecurity, cyber warfare, and digital forensics, which have appeared in publications including the New York Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, The National Interest, GovInsider, and SuperyachtNews. He is a co-author on a forthcoming treatise on the Law of Cybersecurity and Cyber Warfare, and has previously served as a legal researcher on the Tallinn Manual 2.0, as well as a contributing author on the American Bar Association’s Law Firm Cybersecurity.Commander Pat Lancaster - US Army War CollegeCommander Pat Lancaster - US Army War College
Commander Lancaster earned his commission through the Limited Duty Officer Program in 1999 and served on USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) from 1999-2002 as the Electronics Material Officer and earned both Surface Warfare Officer and Tactical Action Officer qualifications.
He served as the N8 Department Head at NCTAMS EURCENT, Detachment London from 2002-2005, the detachment won the 2003 and 2004 Naval Network and Space Operations Command Communications Information Technology Excellence Award. Commander Lancaster laterally transferred into the Information Professional (IP) Community in 2003.
Commander Lancaster earned a Master of Science in Information Technology Management and Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) 2005-2007. He served as the Vice President of the IP Officer Association, served as Operations Officer for Team Katrina, and supported Joint Task Force Katrina and Joint Task Force Rita.
Professional Certifications include: Chief Information Officer (CIO), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cyber Security, Space, Acquisition, Project Management, and Stanford Advanced Project Management Certifications.
IP officer tours include Deputy N6/N6 for Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center from 2007-2009; N2 and N6 for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific from 2010-2012; Combat Systems Information Officer for USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) from 2012-2014. J631 Operations and Plans Branch Chief and Lead Planner from 2014-2016 and J691 Multi-National Information Systems Branch Chief from 2016-2017 United States Africa Command (Joint Qualified). He recently served as the Chief Staff Officer for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia 2017-2019.
Commander Lancaster is currently a student at the Army Senior War College in Carlisle, PA and also serves on the Governor of Virginia Cyber Security Advisory Board (2017-Present).
Commander Lancaster's decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), and various campaign, unit, and service awards.
Stony Brook University Centers of Excellence (COEs)Dr. Yacov Shamash - VP for Economic Development, Stony Brook UniversityDr. Yacov Shamash - VP for Economic Development, Stony Brook University
Dr. Shamash is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University. His academic administrative experiences have included service as Vice President for Economic Development and Dean of Engineering at Stony Brook University, Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, and as Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Florida Atlantic University. He has also held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Tel Aviv University. Dr. Shamash has been responsible for the establishment of numerous programs and centers involving university/industry/government partnerships at the national and state levels.
Dr. Shamash has served on the Boards of a number of public and private companies and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of KeyTronic Corp. (KTCC), Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN), and Comtech Telecommunications Inc. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Long Island Software & Technology Network (LISTnet), and the Long Island Angel Network.
Dr. Shamash received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England. He has authored more than 130 publications and is a Fellow of the IEEE.Joseph M. Ambrosio - CEO, Unique Electrical Solutions
Mr. Ambrosio's tenure in the alternative fuel transportation industry includes design, development, and integration of a variety of liquid and gaseous fuel systems, battery energy & thermal management, APU systems for HEVs (fuel cell, micro turbines, and internal combustion engines), and testing procedures. He has been an active member of the SAE for 19 years. His professional experience includes ground up electric and hybrid electric propulsion system design, energy storage system development, printed circuit board production, quality control and industrial engineering. Mr. Ambrosio has authored a number of published technical reports for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on battery energy and thermal management for heavy and light duty electric vehicles. In addition to EV/HEV system integration and R&D, he has worked closely with US-based and off-shore electric utilities along with organizations such as the Department of Energy's Clean Cities on alternative fuel vehicle development, electric drive system development and vehicle demonstration programs. Mr. Ambrosio has co-authored 7 U.S. patents in the field of battery energy/thermal management, energy storage enclosures and advanced propulsion systems. He is currently active in the following organizations: Curriculum Advisory Board Engineering Science - State University of NY at Stony Brook, Curriculum Advisory Board Technologies - Bronx Community College, Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition - Former Treasurer, Board Member and current Vice Chairman. Mr. Ambrosio is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. As an entrepreneur, he was a co-founder of Neocon Technologies (1994), Odyne Corporation (2001) ElectroMotive Designs (2009).David Hamilton - Advanced Energy Center & Clean Energy Business Incubator Program
Mr. Hamilton is the Executive Director for the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) and Chief Operating Officer for the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), a NYS Center of Excellence, both located at Stony Brook University. His education includes a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA in Marketing from Hofstra University. He brings a focus in clean energy technologies with experience in business development, commercialization of engineering technologies, marketing and sales, as well as an ability to communicate well with early stage entrepreneurs in the clean energy arena.
Mr. Hamilton started his professional career with the Long Island Lighting Company managing independent power producers. From there, he has been involved in the design, development and implementation of Sirius Satellite Radio's terrestrial transmitters, developing sales and marketing plans for aerospace and IT companies, managing the sales and operation of hydrogen fuel cells for Plug Power, and most recently developing the commercial sales and marketing for EmPower Solar, a leading Long Island turnkey solar provider.David Hershberg - CEO, STS Global, Inc.
Mr Hershberg started his career in 1959 at ITT Laboratories where he worked on the first active satellite program Courier. He worked at ITT until 1972. In 1976 he started Satellite Transmission Systems, sold to California Microwave where he became a Senior VP and member of the board of directors. He recently sold Globecomm Systems Inc. which he founded in 1994 and was CEO for 19 years, for $340 Million and started STS Global. During his tenure as Globecomm CEO, David Hershberg significantly grew the company infrastructure and service business. During this period the company received many industry awards. Mr. Hershberg has championed many new technical and management innovations, and was honored as the recipient of The Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Long Island region. In March 2008, Mr. Hershberg was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame (LITHF).and has received numerous industry awards. Mr. Hershberg holds MSEE from Columbia University, MS Mgt Science from Stevens Institute of Technology; and a BEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports that cyber attacks on the electric grid system are increasing in both frequency and sophistication. Such attacks come from a variety of different sources, including nation states and sub-national terrorist organizations. Concern over their ability to hack into U.S. power grid software and possibly disrupt the electrical supply system is growing because such an attack could in both frequency and sophistication. Such attacks come from a variety of different sources, including nation states and sub-national terrorist organizations. Concern over their ability to hack into U.S. power grid software and possibly disrupt the electrical supply system is growing because such an attack could be one of the quickest ways to destroy the U.S. economy.
The threat of an attack on the nation's power grid is all too real for the network security professionals who labor every day to keep the country safe. We have seen that no network on the public internet is safe the only way to assure that our power grid is safe is to put it on a private network that can not be hacked.Dr. Lawrence Weber - Center of Excellence in Wireless Information & Technology
Lawrence Weber provides a portal to collaborative R&D opportunities at SBU, and associated resources and programs. Business Development Manager and Entrepreneur in Residence, he serves companies with a New York address in these dual capacities with both the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), and the Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (Sensor CAT), each sponsored by NYSTAR. His outreach includes companies at all stages. For start-up companies and inventors, he provides an entrepreneurial resource in strategic and funding matters. An award-winning scientific researcher early in his career, Weber’s background is also punctuated by his Ph.D. in physical chemistry, and new product launches in the chemical process, electric power generation, and wireless devices industries, together with goals accomplished in worldwide technical business development and contract negotiation in Fortune 1000 and multiple start-up company settings.
Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs): Leveraging Traditional Tools in an Evolving Regional EconomyCara Longworth - Regional Director, Empire State Development
No biography was found for this speaker. Check back soon.Harry Coghlan - CEO/Executive Director, Nassau County IDA
Harry Coghlan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency. Coghlan spent 15 years at Clear Channel Outdoor, one of the biggest companies of its kind, and helped to launch the world’s largest billboard and the largest digital sign in Times Square.
Previously, Coghlan held finance and tax accounting positions at the Estee Lauder Cos.’ MAC division, Avon Products and Consolidated Edison. He earned an accounting degree from Wagner College and a master’s in business administration from St. John’s University.
“My involvement with the Lone Survivor Foundation has been deeply impactful and inspiring for me both professionally and personally. Although I never served in our country’s military, I have developed a profound respect for those who have chosen to serve including my father and his father who both served in the Navy."William Mannix - Executive Director, Town of Islip IDA
William Mannix, longtime executive director of the Islip Town Industrial Development Agency, has been elected chairman of the New York State Economic Development Council.
The council is a trade association representing IDAs and local development corporations across the state. It has 900 members and its activities include conferences, newsletters and lobbying state government.
Mannix will serve for two years. He has worked at the Islip IDA since 1993, handling more than 300 building projects that have created and retained more than 39,000 jobs.Lisa Mulligan - CEO, Town of Brookhaven IDA
Lisa M. G. Mulligan (nee Giannusa), Town of Brookhaven Director of Economic Development and CEO of the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation. Ms. Mulligan began at the Town of Brookhaven as Director of Economic Development and CEO of the IDA and LDC in October of 2009. During her tenure she has served on the Board of Directors of the LI Business Development Council, the Suffolk County Industrial & Commercial Incentive Board, the Hispanic Initiative Advisory Board, and Secretary to the Suffolk County Small Business Advisory Council, as well as, the Town Liaison to the Brookhaven Business Advisory Council. Ms Mulligan has had the pleasure of working with many of the finest businesses in the Town of Brookhaven including Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Uncle Wally’s, LI Precast, and Quality King and has supported these and other companies as they have created thousands of jobs and invested millions of dollars in our community.
Ms. Mulligan received her Bachelors in English in 1997 and her Masters in Public Administration in 2002, both from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.Krishna Omolade - Deputy Executive Director, New York City IDA
No biography was found for this speaker. Check back soon.Tracy Stark-James - CEO/Executive Director, Town of Riverhead IDA
Prior to taking on the role as Executive Director for the Riverhead IDA, Tracy James was busy leading the Suffolk County/Town of Riverhead Empire Zone to the top ranking position amongst the 86 statewide zones in New York. Based on an annually assessed performance grade, the SC/TOR Empire Zone was ranked highest for the last three consecutive years of evaluation. Prior to public service, Ms. James managed the finance and operations for multi-million dollar, dual-company property management business before making a career move for a brief stint with the National Federation of Independent Business.
Ms. James holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University with continued educational credit in a number of fields including economic development finance, real estate, residential & commercial development. She is currently working toward her Economic Development Finance Professional Certification through the National Development Council. In addition to her personal successes in real estate investment, Tracy has been recognized by local organizations and received citations from State and Federal governments for her service to the community. She currently sits as the Treasurer on the Board of the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Kent Animal Shelter, and the Suffolk County Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board.
Additionally successful at event planning and fundraising, Ms. James has previously served the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the East End Arts and Humanities Council, a member of Riverhead Rotary, Suffolk Theater Advisory Committee, Riverhead Small Business Advisory Committee and the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
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Long Island Food Council
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Margolin, Winer & Evens, LLP
Nassau County IDA
New York Power Authority
PSEG Long Island
Stony Brook Small Business Development Center
Suffolk County Community College – Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
US Department of Commerce – Commercial Service, Long Island Office
Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC) at Stony Brook University
NY Power Authority
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