November 22, 2016
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – Carlo A. Scissura will succeed Richard T. Anderson, who has served as President of the New York Building Congress for the past 23 years. Mr. Scissura, who has served as President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce since 2012, will take over on January 1, 2017. At that time, Mr. Anderson will assume the title of President Emeritus and continue to serve the Building Congress as a consultant.
“Succeeding Dick Anderson, who has been the face of the New York Building Congress for more than two decades, is certainly going to be a challenge, but we are certain that Carlo Scissura is the ideal person to take on this role,” said New York Building Congress Chairman Richard Cavallaro. “A veteran of both the public and private sectors, Carlo has devoted his career to spurring economic growth and development in New York City, and his home borough of Brooklyn in particular.”
The selection of Mr. Scissura is the culmination of a 10-month search led by STV Group President and CEO Milo E. Riverso. The search committee also included: Richard T. Anderson, President of the New York Building Congress; Richard Cavallaro, Chairman of the New York Building Congress and President/CEO of Skanska USA Inc.; Ralph J. Esposito, President of Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB, Inc.; Sharon Greenberger, President/CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York; Maureen A. Henegan, Chair/CEO of Henegan Construction Co., Inc.; Gregory A. Kelly, President/CEO -U.S. of WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff; Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and several others on the committee.
Mr. Scissura said, “It is my great honor and privilege to be named President and CEO of the New York Building Congress, one of the most well-respected and influential organizations in the state. The building community is at the center of many of the successes New York has experienced, and it is a driving force behind job creation and a strong economy. As President and CEO, I will work tirelessly to meet the needs of our membership, both private and public, assist in the continued growth of the construction industry, and ensure that the Building Congress remains at the forefront of economic development, policy and legislation in New York and beyond. This organization and its members build New York – from public infrastructure to universities, hospitals and residential and commercial structures – and we will work together to guarantee that all communities benefit from and are a part of the great work of the Building Congress. I am looking forward to a great listening tour with members and partners in the building community, and putting on my ‘hard hat’ to visit some of the amazing projects that our members are involved in! My deepest thanks to Chairman Richard Cavallaro, Vice Chairman and Search Committee Chair Milo Riverso, Current President Richard Anderson, Jack Lusk and the entire Board of Directors.”