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Company Overview of Business Council of New York State Inc.

Company Overview

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is a business advocacy group. The company represents the interests of the business community in the public-policy process. It offers group insurance and programs such as human resource line, information resources, and publications and communications. The company also provides Web-based services to its member companies. Its member companies include IBM, Merrill Lynch, and New York Stock Exchange. The Business Council of New York State, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Albany, New York.

152 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12210

United States

Founded in 1980





Key Executives for Business Council of New York State Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Vice Chairman
Secretary and Director
Age: 66
Director of Communications
Vice President of Government Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Business Council of New York State Inc. Key Developments

Business Council of New York State Inc. Elects Five Members to its Board

The Business Council of New York State Inc. recently announced five members newly elected to serve on its Board of Directors. Representing a cross section of industries and regions around New York, The Business Councils new directors include: David Anderson, president and CEO, HealthNow New York Inc., Warren Colville, publisher, The Buffalo News, Leecia Eve, vice president - New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Region, Verizon Communications, Brian T. Griffin, senior vice president, president and general manager, Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Deba Mukherjee, president and CEO, Finch Paper. David Anderson serves as president and CEO of HealthNow New York Inc. Prior to joining HealthNow, Mr. Anderson was a regional senior vice president of UnitedHealthcare. Warren T. Colville is publisher and president of The Buffalo News. He has been with the newspaper since 1987, moving up successively as vice president and director of advertising to his current leadership role. Leecia Eve is Verizons vice president - state government affairs for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut where she is responsible for the company's public policy, government and external affairs, and regulatory issues across the three states. Brian Griffin is president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is responsible for managing the plans small and large group and individual business, and oversees the development of the company's long-term strategic direction. Deba Mukherjee, Ph.D. is president and CEO of Finch Paper LLC. He has vast experience as a developer of specialty papers and is a driver of innovation in the modern manufacturing environment, jointly holding three patents related to inkjet printing technologies.

Business Council of New York State Inc. Hires Howard Becker as its New Vice President of Membership

Business Council of New York State Inc. announced the hiring of Howard Becker as its new Vice President of Membership. Becker has a long career in fundraising for many State officials, campaign committees, and members of both the US Senate and House of Representatives. He has extensive experience in recruiting and managing a national database of major donors; coordinating seated dinners and other events, and he has served as a liaison to business, community groups and lobbyists.

Business Council of New York State Inc. Announces Board Appointments

Business Council of New York State Inc.'s Board of Directors at its January board meeting elected three new members, Marissa Shorenstein, Christopher Booth and Eric Allyn . At the same meeting James Gerace was elected to serve as an officer of The Business Council. Marissa Shorenstein as President, New York State, ATandT Inc. Marissa serves on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix House Foundation, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Next Generation Board, the board of The Battery Conservancy and the Advisory Board of the Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Eric Allyn as Co-Chairman, Board of Directors Welch Allyn Inc. Eric Allyn has spent most of his career working at Welch Allyn, beginning with his first summer job in 1982. Most recently, Eric was the Interim Managing Director of the Allyn Family Office. Eric has lived overseas for five years, including two years with Welch Allyn in the UK, and three years in France and Switzerland as both a student and a teacher. Christopher Booth as Chief Executive Officer, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies Christopher Booth is Chief Executive Officer of The Lifetime Healthcare Companies which include Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS), Univera Healthcare, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Lifetime Care, EBS-RMSCO Benefit Solutions and MedAmerica. Jim Gerace as Vice President - New York Region, Verizon Communications Inc. Jim Gerace is vice president - State Government Affairs for the New York region for Verizon. He is responsible for the company's corporate interests-including public policy, government and external affairs, regulatory matters, and philanthropy-in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Gerace is also a board member of Choose NJ, and of Catholic Charities of New York.

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