Thursday, September 26, 2013

MCC Press Release

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Appoints Six New Board Members

MCC is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members of the Board of Directors effective immediately. 

“These individuals are all champions in their industries and bring fresh ideas and support to the leadership of the chamber,” states MCC Chairman, Ronald Paltrowitz.  “We are all very excited to have them engaged with our active chamber.”

Every year the MCC strives to bring new members to the board to ensure that the chamber continues to grow and has diverse representation, the hallmark of our borough.

We have appointed the following, each to a two year term:

Bill Bergman, Regional Sales Manager, Office Depot
Bill has been with Office Depot for 8 years and has won numerous awards at the company for his outstanding sales performance.  He has been an active member of the MCC for the last 4 years and most recently, in June, Bill took on the role of chairperson of MCC's ambassador committee.   

George Lence, Partner, Nicholas and Lence
George Lence is President of Nicholas & Lence Communications, a New York-based strategic communications firm specializing in media relations, destination marketing, corporate positioning, crisis management, and government and community relations. He serves as President of Government Affairs Professionals, the trade group of metropolitan area government relations professionals in the private and public sectors, and is a board member of Big Apple Greeter, The Broadway Association and The Lower Manhattan Marketing Association.
Rosina Rubin, CFO, Attitude New York
As Chief Financial Officer of Attitude New York, Inc. since 1990, she has helped grow a struggling small business into a successful enterprise with 70 employees.  During her tenure, she has worked on building and servicing a high-end clientele, creating a company-sponsored employee benefits plan, and developing a custom computer program for the chauffeured transportation industry.  Prior to entering the entrepreneurial arena, Rosina spent six years in corporate communications at NBC and several years as a freelance writer and photographer.

Ralph Siciliano, Partner, Tannenbaum, Helpern, Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Ralph heads the firm’s Governmental and Regulatory Investigations Practice.  Prior to joining his firm, Ralph served a prosecutor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its New York Regional Office, where he held several senior positions, including Assistant Regional Administrator.  He is currently a member of the LGBT Committee of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and serves on several nonprofit boards.

Michael Wolff, Principal, EisnerAmper
Michael Wolff is a Principal in Marketing, bringing an extensive background in management consulting, organizational effectiveness, personal development, motivation and creativity.  Michael has been a consultant to many companies where he guided management teams with the development of their business and marketing plans, identified weaknesses in organizational structures and provided recommendations to strengthen their infrastructures. 

Also, MCC Executive Board Member & VP, Britt Wenzel has transitioned from Time Warner Cable and rejoins the board as a representative of his new company, GCR Inc New York.  And we welcome Bill Tyson who will now be the representative on the board for Time Warner Cable.

Bill Tyson, Regional Vice President Business Operations, Time Warner Cable
Bill has 20+ years of experience in the communications industry with expertise in customer service, market development, service delivery, systems integration and financial and regulatory compliance. He brings a strong background in the development and implementation of critical systems and procedures that elevate the customer experience. Currently as RVP-Business Operations for TWCBC, Bill leads the market development effort which facilitates the fiber based network expansion into commercial properties/businesses. He also oversees Sales Operations which is responsible for direct sales support, order processing/management, quality assurance and project management. Bill also serves on the WiredNYC Advisory Board.


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