The Long Island Association has elected five new members to its board of directors, the business organization said Thursday.
The new board members include Linda Armyn, president and CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union; Kara Cannon, interim CEO of Enzo Biochem; James Maron, senior vice president and commercial banking leader for Long Island at Wells Fargo & Company; Tora Matsuoka, partner of Seasoned Hospitality and owner of several East End restaurants; and Felicia Tucker, managing partner of the Long Island office and lead tax principal for Metro NY Development & Exempt Organizations and KPMG.
The new members were elected at the LIA’s recent September meeting, which was held at Crest Hollow Country Club.
At the meeting Charlie Strain, former managing partner of Farrell Fritz, was recognized by the LIA board. Strain was honored for his “exceptional service to the LIA board and his longstanding dedication to the Long Island business community,” according to the LIA board. Strain served as general counsel to the LIA.
The LIA also announced that Alex Arso was appointed director of programs. Arso was most recently government relations and advocacy manager at Long Island Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
“The LIA is pleased to broaden the expertise of our Board of Directors, which contributes to our ability to provide valuable networking and new business relationship opportunities for our members,” Lawrence Waldman, chairman of the Long Island Association, said in a written statement. “I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Charlie Strain for his years of dedication and service to the LIA board, which has been invaluable.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome this slate of accomplished new LIA board members, who joined immediately prior to the LIA’s most highly attended annual poolside reception to date,” Matt Cohen, president and CEO of the Long Island Association, said in a written statement.
“The new board members are leaders in industries that employ thousands of Long Islanders and visionaries in their respective fields. I am excited for the fresh perspectives and expertise they will bring to the LIA for the benefit of our region’s economic development,” Cohen added.