PRESIDENT - Term Expires May 2021
Lisa Rivard, Gentle Giant Moving Company
29 Harding Street, Somerville, MA 02143
1st VICE PRESIDENT - Term Expires May 2021
Matt Schwartzberg, Steinway Moving
300 Merrick Road, Suite 207, Lynbrook, NY 11563
2nd VICE PRESIDENT - Term Expires May 2021
Glenn Coyne, Don's Moving & Storage, Inc.
897 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
SECRETARY - Term Expires May 2021
Richard Nilsson, B & N Moving & Storage
353 Country Road 39A, Southampton, NY 11968
TREASURER - Term Expires May 2021
Blair Roskow, Naglee Moving
P.O. Box 2002, Elmira Heights, NY 14903
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT - Term Expires May 2021
Allen Golan, Shleppers Moving
920 East 149 Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 212 223-4004
Fax: 718 679-9825
Term Expires May 2020
Paul Benkert, Always Moving & Storage
85 Grand Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Term Expires May 2021
Sheryl Santi Luks, Santi Express
616 Corporate Way, Suite 7, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Timothy Palisano, Lincoln Moving of Buffalo
155 Great Arrow Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14207
Phone: 716-874-1380 and 716-823-2142
Term Expires May 2022
Brian Hasson, Wayfinder Moving Services Inc.
75 Comet Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216
BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS
ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBERS
Term Expires May 2020
Barry Lovell, Lovell Safety Management Group
110 William Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10038
Eric Scorzelli, Victory Packaging
8-2 Corn Road, Dayton, NJ 08810
Term Expires May 2022
Lisa Picciano-Lewis, USI Insurance Services
220 Salina Meadows Drive,, Suite 210, Syracuse, NY 13212
New York State Mover's & Warehouseman's Association is represented before the State Legislature in Albany by the firm of Harter, Secrest & Emery. The specific members of the firm with whom we interface are Amy Kellogg, Donald Mazzullo, Esq. and Richard Scanlan.
The actions of government officials can have a profound impact upon your business. These three individuals monitor and often affect the progress of proposed legislation or regulations through their strategic involvement.
They arrange for the introduction of bills, track the progress of proposed regulations and lobby to secure or modify legislation and administrative action on behalf of the association.
Information on Current Legislative Activity
Kellogg, Mazzullo and Scanlan meet regularly with the Association's Board of Directors or specific Committees to discuss the agenda for the state's legislative session and to plan strategies for both general legislation and individual bills. They are skilled in the development of proposed legislation or the review of draft language for the technical accuracy demanded by our complex industry.
Introduction & Tracking of Bills
When the Association suggests or initiates legislation, Kellogg, Mazzullo and Scanlan consider sponsorship strategies, arrange for the introduction of the bill to the New York State Senate and Assembly, and track the bill's progress through the legislature. They notify all appropriate legislators and the Association's leadership of key dates for possible committee and floor action to keep attention focused on the bill, and they keep the Association informed on the progress of all legislation in which the industry may have an interest.
Direct Contact with Legislators
Working closely with the Association's leadership, Kellogg, Mazzullo and Scanlan coordinate and assist efforts to contact individual legislators, legislative staff members, members of the Governor's staff, or appropriate agency representatives.
Kellogg, Mazzullo and Scanlan have a established a reputation for effective and successful advocacy through ongoing dialogue with state officials who have authority closely associated with the Moving and Storage Industry's interests.
Immediate & Appropriate Reaction
Our team monitors state legislation and proposed regulations which could impact your business. They communicate the Association's position on proposed legislation to members of the State Legislature or appropriate agency officials.
The Association is supplied with written reports detailing activities on specific bills, as well as other issues pertinent to your needs. When decisions are reached, it is reported to the Association on the final status of legislative issues, and the team prepares recommendations for future strategies.
Visibility in Albany
Kellogg, Mazzullo and Scanlan create visibility for the Association, and your company, in the State Capitol by maintaining contacts with state legislators, the Governor's office, and all appropriate state agencies. In addition, they are able to provide and coordinate services in New York and other states, and work with the Association on specific legislative and administrative matters involving federal and local governments.
One of the many benefits provided by the New York State Mover's & Warehouseman's Association is the Grievance Assistance Program (GAP). This program allows an individual to file a complaint with the New York State Department of Transportation whenever they come across a mover who is operating illegally.
There are many complaints that are common, such as operating without authority, tariff violation and unlawful advertising, to name a few.
As the number of illegal operators proliferate, the number of dissatisfied customers increase. Unfortunately, consumers do not make the distinction between a legitimate, licensed, qualified mover, and an illegal, fly-by-night operator. To the violated consumer, a mover is a mover. The bad guys generate the publicity, but you, as a legitimate mover, suffer.
This program is an easy, safe method of putting a stop to many of the bad actors and illegal actions which are giving you such bad customer relations and bad press. The program is available to all members at no charge. To file a GAP complaint, simply contact the Association's office with the information. The complaint will be forwarded to the NYS DOT. Your identity will not be disclosed. You will be sent copies of any correspondence from the DOT relating to your complaint. The Association will monitor your complaint to see that the DOT takes action.