Dix Hills Public Relations Executive Michael B. DeLuise was recently elected to the board of the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation.
“Mike brings to the board extensive expertise in the public relations field that will help the EDC increase its visibility and awareness of its projects, as well as deep roots in the Huntington business community that will help the EDC achieve its goals,” Supervisor Frank Petrone said.
“We welcome Mike to the EDC board and look forward to his contributions,” said Rob Ripp, EDC board chairman.
A graduate of New York University, DeLuise was president of a Manhattan-based
marketing and advertising firm whose clients included the New York Philharmonic, Radio City Music Hall, American Museum of Natural History, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, KOOL Jazz Festival, WBLS Radio, Pacifica Radio, Pro-Arte Records, Saratoga County Promotion, and numerous theatrical productions including the Broadway production of MUMMENSCHANZ and David Merrick's 42ND STREET.
DeLuise then spent 23 years in college public relations, mostly at Hofstra University but also at New York Institute of Technology and Dowling College. DeLuise founded and is president of the Melville Chamber of Commerce, one of Long Island’s fastest growing business groups, and co-chair of the Huntington Station Action NOW Coalition’s public awareness committee.
He has also served as vice president of the Vanderbilt Museum board, president of the Long Island Advertising Club, chair of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of the board of directors of Friends of Long Island Heritage. He has been recognized by the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island with their Lifetime Achievement Award and was named 2012 Person of the Year by the Long Islander Newspapers.
The Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a not-for-profit corporation that was established by the Huntington Town Board in 2003 to foster economic development and business opportunities throughout the Town. At present the EDC’s nine-member volunteer board of directors is working on numerous revitalization projects in Huntington Station to improve its public infrastructure and cultivate downtown redevelopment.
The zoning board of appeals will meet on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. PDF agenda attached.