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Long Island Contractors' Association


Marc Herbst - Executive Director

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 Chairman of the Council of State Executives for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and Vice President of the New York Roadway and Infrastructure Coalition (NYRIC).

Mr. Herbst is also active is various business and labor organizations. He is a member of the transportation committee for the Long Island Association, the region's chamber of commerce, and also serves as a member of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council's infrastructure subcommittee. In addition, Mr. Herbst is an employer trustee for several labor benefit trust funds, such as Laborers Local No. 1298, Operating Engineers Local No. 138, and Teamsters Local No. 282.

Mr. Herbst joined the association after serving the New York State Thruway Authority as its Director of Transportation Planning and Environmental Services. In that position he also served as the Executive Project Manager for a planning study to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge between Rockland and Westchester Counties, immediately north of New York City.

While representing part of Long Island in the New York State Legislature for five terms, former Assemblyman Herbst concentrated his efforts in his field of expertise, serving as the ranking member of the Assembly Transportation Committee. He also served as a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Capital Review Board and as a member of the Long Island Commission on Critical Transportation Choices.

Mr. Herbst has been recognized professionally and personally, honored as the "2010 Construction Executive of the Year" for his contributions and leadership as the chief executive officer of LICA, and was named the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce "2002 Citizen of the Year." His community and charitable work includes service as the president of the Hicksville Community Council, that community's umbrella organization of all clubs and organizations, as well as the president of the Hicksville Library Board.

Herbst, who holds a Master's of Divinity from St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, Rochester, NY, is an ordained minister and serves as the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Syosset. His educational training further includes a Master's of Science degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College. He is married to Carol, a court reporter, and is the father of three college-aged daughters.

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