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Timeline of Crosson's accomplishments at

His tenure

at the helm

Oct. 1993: Matthew Crosson, former chief administrator of New York State courts, becomes president of the Long Island Association.

Sept. 1994: At a summit, LIA presents a 101-page "Long Island Action Plan" with 254 recommendations ranging from shrinking government and school bureaucracies to preserving East End farmland.

Aug. 1995: LIA-supported legislation to have school districts vote on the same day Islandwide is signed into law.

Sept. 1997: LIA creates Long Island Software and Technology Network, or LISTNet, a nonprofit representing information technology companies and promoting the Island as a high-tech region.

Jan. 1999: LIA creates Long Island Works Coalition, a nonprofit focused on workforce development that seeks to bring business and education communities together.

Oct. 2003: LIA holds a "Long Island Goals Conference."

2006: High-profile speakers at LIA luncheons are former General Electric CEO Jack Welch in February and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in September.

Aug. 2008: State legislation pushed by the LIA for affordable housing is signed into law.

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