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Long Island Contractors' Association

Board of Directors


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James Pratt, III, Chairman
Pratt Brothers, Inc.
45 S 4th St
Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-289-6100
Jim is chairman of the Long Island Contractors' Association and immediate past president of the New York Chapter of Associated General Contractors. The Pratt family has been in construction since 1926. Jim started out working with his father at Guy Pratt Inc., after which he and his brother Tom started their own independent company, naming it Pratt Brothers Inc. A Garden City resident, Jim and his wife, Cathy, have three sons. Jim has a civil engineering degree from Lehigh University.

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Paul Farino, Secretary-Treasurer
Kings Park Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 309
Kings Park, NY 11754
631-543-7560
Paul is Secretary-Treasurer of Kings Park Asphalt and a third generation Long Island contractor. His company has been producing asphalt at the same Kings Park location for 59 years. A graduate of St. John's University with a degree in accounting, Farino joined his brothers, Michael, Jack and Anthony at the family firm after three years of working for a Fortune 500 company. He lives in Fort Salonga with his wife, Debbie, and two sons.
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Patrick Ahern
Edward Ehrbar, Inc.
4 Executive Plaza,
Suite 155
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-738-5100
Pat is president of Edward Ehrbar, Inc. a 106-year-old family-owned distributor of construction equipment based in Yonkers. Pat began with the company part-time during his high school and college years. After he earned his degree in business economics from the State University of New York, Albany, he joined as a full-time employee. He's a member of the Westchester County Construction Industry Council, the New York City General Contractors Association and the Association of Equipment Distributors. He lives in Nesconset with his wife, Carlyn, and two children.
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Chester Broman
110 Sand Company
170 Cabot Street
West Babylon, NY 11704
631-249-4108
Chester is President and CEO of Clifford Broman & Son, Inc., a general contracting company, and 110 Sand Company. He also holds interests in several other general contracting businesses. In addition, Chester and his wife, Mary, are the owners of Chestertown Farm a 300 acre thoroughbred breeding farm in Chestertown, NY. Chester is a Trustee of the New York Racing Association, first appointed by Gov. George Pataki and reappointed by Gov. David Paterson. The company headquarters are located in West Babylon. Chester and his wife, Mary, live in Babylon have three children and four grandchildren.
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James Haney, III
Rason Asphalt
P.O. Box 530
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
631-293-6210
James is general manager at Rason Asphalt. He entered the family construction business in 2001, shortly after graduating from Hofstra University Law School. He worked for Newborn Construction and moved to Rason Asphalt in 2004. In addition, he is an employer trustee for the benefit funds of Local 138, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). James holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Hofstra University. He and his wife, Lorraine, and daughter, Ella, live in Massapequa.
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John Lizza
Intercounty Paving Associates
385 West John Street,
2nd Floor
Hicksville, NY 11801
516-827-6900
John is President for InterCounty Paving Associates in Hicksville. He and his brother, Carl, founded the firm in Hackettstown, NJ and it has now expanded to Pennsylvania and New York. He is active in many charities and has a special interest in the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, following in the footsteps of his uncles, Nick and Carl Lizza. He is an avid golfer, fisherman, thoroughbred racing enthusiast and lover of fine wines. He lives in his hometown of Oyster Bay.
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Paul Posillico
Posillico
1610 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-249-1872
Paul is Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration for Posillico. He is responsible for the financial, budgeting, forecasting, administrative systems and cost control of all business areas. He has been with the firm for 15 years. He is active in many trade associations and serves as the chairman for the Association of General Contractors of New York, working to advocate for the construction industry and safeguard its workers. Paul is a civil engineering graduate from Clemson University and has been a long time resident of Huntington.
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Peter Scalamandre
Peter Scalamandre
& Sons, Inc.
157 Albany Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
516-868-3000
Peter is President of Peter Scalamandre & Sons, Inc. and its eight subsidiaries. Started in 1929 by Peter's grandfather, the business began as a small driveway contractor and has successfully grown under the guidance of Peter's father, Joe, and his uncle, Fred, into a full service construction firm. A graduate of Utica College with a degree in construction management, Peter is a member and Past President of the Concrete Contractors of New York. Devoted to helping others in need, Peter sits on the board of the De La Salle School for underprivileged middle school boys in Freeport. He's an avid boater and lives with his wife, Connie, and two daughters in Seaford.





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Marc Herbst
Executive Director
mherbst@licanys.org
Marc Herbst was appointed as the Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors' Association, Inc. (LICA) in September 2006. As the association's chief executive officer he is responsible for the daily administration of programs and services offered to its more than 150 members and the public. Mr. Herbst also serves as Vice President of the New York Roadway and Infrastructure Coalition (NYRIC) and Vice Chairman of the Council of State Executives for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).
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Sheryl Buro
Comptroller / Office Administrator
sburo@licanys.org
Sheryl Buro joined LICA in 2009 as Comptroller / Office Administrator, responsible for internal financial controls and administration, as well as monitoring external financial matters affecting the highway and heavy construction industry, such as analyzing and auditing public works bids, contracts and municipal capital programs. For nearly a decade prior to joining LICA, Sheryl held several prestigious Associate positions in the Treasury, Management Reporting & Analysis, and Fund Accounting Departments at Ivy Asset Management...
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Michelle Giametta
Manager of
Communications
mgiametta@licanys.org
Michelle Giametta joined LICA in 2010 as Manager of Communications, responsible for managing the website, social media technologies, and electronic communications and newsletters, drafting press releases and newsletter articles, and organizing and arranging media events. Prior to joining LICA, Michelle interned at a variety of communication organizations including News 12 Long Island as a producer's and reporter's assistant, the Independent Film Channel (IFC), and the Hofstra University Media Literacy Research team.
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Dan Perkins
Manager of Public Affairs
dperkins@licanys.org
Dan Perkins joined LICA in 2012 as Manager of Public Affairs, representing the association's interests before the many policy and opinion makers shaping Long Island's future. Well regarded for his expertise in managing public issues, Dan brings to LICA vast experience in collaborating with business, community, government and media leaders. In addition to managing his own strategic management consulting firm, Dan's portfolio includes impressive experience...
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