23 Feb 2021

Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2021 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic Economic Development

Legislative Office Building

Virtual Public Hearing | Zoom 181 State Street, Hearing Room B, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY, 12247

09:30 AM Archived Video



Opening Statements Testimony and Questions

1. New York State Department of Economic Development Empire State Development Eric Gertler Commissioner President & CEO
2. NYS Office of General Services RoAnn M. Destito Commissioner
3. New York State Council on the Arts Mara Manus Executive Director

Panel A:

4. League of Independent Theater Christina Perry Member at Large
5. National Association of Theaters Owners of NYS (NATO) Joseph Masher  Treasuer
6. Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 Thomas O’Donnell President
7. NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association Mark Dorr President

Panel B:

8. Post New York Alliance Yana Collins Lehman Chair
9. NYC Artist Collective Olympia Kazi Policy Advisor
10. Long Island Progressive Coalition Lisa Tyson Director
11. Chhaya CDC Jose Miranda Director of Economic Justice

Panel C:

12. NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences  Norma J. Nowak Executive Director 
13. Associated Medical Schools of New York Jonathan Teyan COO
14. Business Incubator Association of NYS Marc Alessi Executive Director
15. United for Small Business NYC Karen Narefsky Senior Organizer

Panel D:

16. Asian American Federation Ahyoung Kim Associate Director for Small Business
17. NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives Advocacy Council Catherine Murcek 
18. New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals Evelyn Ortiz  Deputy Director

Panel E:

19. Reinvent Albany Thomas Speaker Policy Analyst
20. City of New York Graduate Center Isaac Jabola-Carulos Researcher
21. Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center Beth Starks Executive Director 

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