NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Building Congress announced Ralph J. Esposito has been appointed as the new Chair of the organization. Esposito is currently President of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region at Suffolk and previously worked at Lendlease for nearly 25 years. Throughout his tenure in the industry, Esposito has served as a key player in the construction of the September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center and the expansion of the Columbia University Manhattanville Campus, among other iconic projects in New York City. He replaces Elizabeth Velez, President of the Velez Organization, who has served as Chair since January 2020.
“I have been closely involved with the Building Congress for 24 years and have experienced first-hand its many accomplishments in the building industry, so it is a privilege to serve as the new Chair of this tremendous organization,” said Ralph J. Esposito, Chair of the New York Building Congress and President of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region at Suffolk. “To help address the numerous challenges facing our region, I will work diligently with the support of the Board of Directors, staff and members of the Building Congress, and all levels of government to institute our agenda to create a stronger, more united New York.”
“We are thrilled to have Ralph Esposito at the helm of our organization, as he will no doubt advance our policy priorities in the years to come,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the New York Building Congress. “As our 2022 Policy Agenda outlines, we will push all levels of government to invest in the next generation of New York for those who live here and all of those to come. I would also like to thank our outgoing Chair, Elizabeth Velez, for her exemplary leadership over the past two years.”
“It has been a great honor to serve as the Chair of the New York Building Congress, and I know that there is no one better suited to take over than Ralph Esposito,” said Elizabeth Velez, Former Chair of the New York Building Congress. “While the last two years were no doubt challenging for our industry, I am proud of the work we accomplished at the Building Congress to see New York through this historic moment. I offer my continued support to Ralph and Carlo as they advocate on behalf of the Building Industry.”
The Building Congress also released its 2022 Policy Agenda, calling on all levels of government to increase funding to rebuild New York’s aging infrastructure, as well as streamline processes that make building safer and more efficient. The policy agenda details the Building Congress’s priorities and recommendations to bolster New York’s housing stock, workforce and economy.
About The New York Building Congress:
The New York Building Congress, a broad-based membership association, is committed to promoting the growth and success of the construction industry in New York City and its environs. Learn more about the New York Building Congress at www.buildingcongress.com.
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