2018 Master of Ceremonies
Comedian and Executive Producer of the Long Island Comedy
Paul Anthony is a comedian and the executive producer of Long Island Comedy, the largest comedy festival ever produced on Long Island. The Comedy Festival travels across Long Island at top area venues featuring comedians from around the country. His productions include the annual Long Island Comedy Festival, Berkshire Comedy Festival, Moms' Night Out Comedy Show, New Year's LAUGHIN' Eve and the new 50+ Comedy Tour. The summer of 2018 will be the Comedy Festival’s 13th season.
James Acunto ASID NCIDQ
President, Innersite, Inc.
James Acunto ASID NCIDQ is president of commercial interior firm design Innersite, Inc founded in 1990. In the previous 18 years, educated in architecture, James worked for various architectural firms as a designer and illustrator prior to starting his own firm. Innersite has be involved over the years in numerous high profile Long Island companies as well as out of state projects and medical related projects. Projects of note under construction this year include the Haugland Group Headquarters in Melville, Seal Dynamics new corporate offices in Hauppauge, Trophy Depot new offices in Hauppauge and recently completed VOXX International shared services offices in Hauppauge. In James’ career ,while still maintaining a busy design business, he published a National Guitar magazine for 20 years and co-promoted one the largest important guitar trade shows in the United States held Long Island. In his spare time James writes and records music in his recording studio. A drummer firstly but spends most of his time on the guitar these days. Having studied fine art painting as a youth, James still fines time to paint in his studio. Collecting anitques, paintings, vintage instruments and spare parts for his sports car keep James busy 24/7.
host and executive producer of Restaurant Hunter
Six-time Emmy award winner Rob Petrone is the host and executive producer of Restaurant Hunter on FiOS1 News. Since the show launched in 2011, Rob and his team have produced more than 300 original episodes of the show, which can be seen Thursday nights at 8 pm on Verizon FiOS channels 501 and 1. Over those years, Rob has had the pleasure of dining with celebrities ranging from Bobby Flay to Susan Lucci — but his favorite segments are the ones that shine a spotlight on local restaurants that are flying under the radar. He loves to cook at home for his wife and two daughters.
CAROLYN SHAH MOEHRINGER, PE
PRESIDENT, csm eNGINEERING, p.c.
As founder and President of CSM, Carolyn Shah Moehringer develops strategies to ensure the long-term financial viability of the firm. She promotes an environment that reflects the company’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity. Carolyn monitors personnel policies and procedures that conform to current laws and regulations and evaluates in-place systems and procedures. Prior to forming CSM, she served in various management capacities at Shah Associates and managed many design projects for governmental agencies and local municipalities. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the engineering profession has served as an inspiration for her employees and is reflected through CSM’s employee retention and loyalty.
Carolyn was recognized in the engineering industry as a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and Young Engineer of the Year Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE), New York State Chapter. She has been an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York as Vice President and MTA-Committee Member. Carolyn served as the ACEC chapter’s Treasurer from 1999-2000 and Secretary from 2001-2002. Carolyn is also a board member of the NYSSPE, ACEC, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Military Engineers, and the Engineers Joint Committee of Long Island.
A graduate of Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Carolyn holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Science Management. She is a New York State-licensed Professional Engineer.