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Long Island hires and promotions: Betsy Lawrence, Friends of the Bay

Betsy Lawrence of Centre Island and Manhattan has

Betsy Lawrence of Centre Island and Manhattan has been elected to the board of directors of Friends of the Bay in Oyster Bay. Photo Credit: Yana Copek Frangiskos


Friends of the Bay, an environmental advocacy nonprofit in Oyster Bay, has elected three new board directors.

Betsy Lawrence of Centre Island and Manhattan is a psychologist, artist, president of the New York School of the Arts in Manhattan and co-founder of the Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay.

Bill Bleyer of Bayville is a former Newsday staff writer, author and adjunct professor at Webb Institute in Glen Cove.

John Taylor of Bayville, a retired ad executive, is a marketing consultant, co-founder of the Coalition Against an UnSound Crossing and president of the Windmark Sailing Foundation in Oyster Bay.

The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island in Syosset has elected a new executive board.

David Leviton of East Setauket, president, is managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle in Melville.

Daniel J. Weiner of Centerport, vice president, is a senior director at Avison Young in Melville.

Michael Rosenfeld of Glen Cove, treasurer, is an associate broker at the Rochlin Organization in Melville.

Amanda Gorozdi of Valley Stream, secretary, is a senior associate at Avison Young in Melville.


Robert E. Auletta of Massapequa has been hired as chief of staff at Summit Security Services Inc. in Uniondale. He was a U.S. Army captain in Germany.


John Caliguiri of Baldwin, a commercial manager at IKEA in Brooklyn, has been promoted to customer experience manager at IKEA in Hicksville.


Stephen Ziesig of Levittown has been hired as general manager of Farmingdale Lanes. He was Long Island association manager of the United States Bowling Congress in Farmingdale.


Daniel Antenor of Brentwood has been hired as a brokerage and advisory manager at Vanderbilt Financial Group in Woodbury. He was formerly a chief compliance officer at MassMutual Financial Group in East Hills.

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