2019 Master of Ceremonies
Comedian and Executive Producer of the Long Island Comedy
Paul Anthony has been the official emcee for Canstruction Long Island for over 10 years. He is a comedian who performs regularly at top venues and the executive producer of Long Island Comedy. Paul's company, Long Island Comedy produces comedy shows at top venues all across Long Island and is now expanding into the tri-state area, New England and Florida markets. Long Island Comedy produces the annual Long Island Comedy Festival, The Berkshire Comedy Festival and the new 50+ Comedy Tour, featuring comedians all over the age of fifty!
Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager
Richard Conniff serves as Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager for RXR Realty, a leading real estate owner, operator, and developer in the New York Tri-State area. He is responsible for the oversight of all activities related to RXR’s 24.4 million square foot commercial portfolio, encompassing 61 buildings throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including leasing, property management, partner relations and financial reporting. Mr. Conniff is an active member of the community and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of both the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, supporting Catholic education in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and SUNY Old Westbury’s College Foundation, helping to improve and expand the Foundation’s goals.
Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications
Long Island Association
Matthew Cohen serves as Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications for the Long Island Association (LIA) which is the leading business organization in the region. Prior to joining the LIA in 2011, Matt was Executive Director of Government Relations for the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) where he oversaw government and community affairs for the second largest public electric utility in the country at the time. Before LIPA, Matt served as Long Island Director for United States Senator Charles Schumer where he was the chief political and policy advisor to the Senator for all Long Island-related issues. Matt serves on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: Discover Long Island (including on its Executive Committee), the Child Care Council of Suffolk, and the New York League of Conservation Voters – Long Island Chapter. He has been awarded City & State’s Long Island Power 50-The Watch List: 10 Long Islanders on the Rise; City & State's 40 under 40 Albany Rising Stars; and Long Island Business News' 40 under 40. Matt is also a member of The Energeia Partnership at Molloy College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History (with a concentration in American History) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and was admitted to the bar in New York State in July 2012.
James G. Phillips, AIA
Founder and Managing Executive, TPG Architecture
James G. Phillips, AIA is the founder and a managing executive of TPG Architecture, a leading design firm focused on creating interior environments. An established leader in the field, he considers himself first and foremost an advocate of his clients. He has always chosen to work on the front end of projects, guiding clients through their decision-making processes with astute appreciation of their organizational needs. Ultimately, his practice emphasizes the creation of environments that improve his clients’ businesses.
Director of Education & Visitor Experience
Long Island Children's Museum
Aimee Terzulli is the Director of Education & Visitor Experience at the Long Island Children's Museum and has worked in museum education for the past 25 years. She has created and coordinated programs for school and public audiences at LICM. She has considerable experience developing and implementing cultural programs; working alongside tradition bearers and community members to provide rich educational experiences for families. Aimee represents the Children's Museum as a member of the national advisory committee for the Cultural Competence Learning Institute and is a frequent panelist at regional and national conferences on the topics of play and education. On any given day you can find her teaching various programs throughout the Long Island community based in art, science, and technology.