Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce head to lead Building Congress

Richard Anderson steps down at the end of this year

New York /
Nov.November 15, 2016 06:00 PM

The head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is reportedly poised to take over the New York Building Congress next year.

Carlo Scissura will take the reins from Richard Anderson, who is stepping down after serving as the organization’s president for 22 years, the Commercial Observer reported. Anderson, who joined the advocacy organization in 1994, announced his departure in January. Since then, some have speculated that either Scissura or Lorraine Grillo, president of the School Construction Authority, would take his place.

Scissura joined the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in September 2012. He previously served as Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s chief of staff. Anderson plans to start his own consulting firm after leaving the Building Congress and already counts the organization among its first clients.

The Building Congress represents 400 organizations in construction, engineering and design. Anderson told the Observer that he increased membership fees from $1,500 to $1,650 last year — the first hike in 25 years — to assure that his successor wouldn’t have the unpleasant task of doing so once he or she took office. [CO] — Kathryn Brenzel 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Pandemic may wipe out $16B in construction spending: report

Pandemic may wipe out $16B in construction spending: report

Pandemic may wipe out $16B in construction spending: report
Trade group calls for 24-hour construction to reboot cities

Trade group calls for 24-hour construction to reboot cities

Trade group calls for 24-hour construction to reboot cities
Tonight’s TRD Talk: Facing a construction crisis

Tonight’s TRD Talk: Facing a construction crisis

Tonight’s TRD Talk: Facing a construction crisis
New York Building Congress President & CEO Carlo Scissura (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Construction spending expected to hit nearly $190B between 2019 to 2021: report

Construction spending expected to hit nearly $190B between 2019 to 2021: report
City on track to meet mayor’s affordable housing goals: NYBC report

City on track to meet mayor’s affordable housing goals: NYBC report

City on track to meet mayor’s affordable housing goals: NYBC report
Building Congress president just paid $2.2M for this Bay Ridge home

Building Congress president just paid $2.2M for this Bay Ridge home

Building Congress president just paid $2.2M for this Bay Ridge home
Real estate CEOs to lobby Trump on Gateway tunnel

Real estate CEOs to lobby Trump on Gateway tunnel

Real estate CEOs to lobby Trump on Gateway tunnel
Build, baby, build: Bronx construction starts again expected to surpass $2B

Build, baby, build: Bronx construction starts again expected to surpass $2B

Build, baby, build: Bronx construction starts again expected to surpass $2B
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...