FRANCIS T. CORCORAN is the President and Chief Administrative Officer at the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX). Mr. Corcoran has been working in the financial/capital markets arena for over 25 years. He has been active on the forefront of businesses that have significantly impacted the capital markets. Before consulting to the CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) on its acquisition of the NSX, Mr. Corcoran was Executive Vice-President for Perimeter Financial in Canada, responsible for all international asset manager and broker/dealer client relations as they related to the firms multiple ATS market places.
Mr. Corcoran is an active participant in both state and local government. As a Member of the Management Advisory Board to the Inspector General of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he has served as the Acting Board Chairman since 2003. He is a Board Member of the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council and the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA. He serves as a Councilman for the Town of Bedford.
Mr. Corcoran is a Member of the Securities Trader Association and The National Corporate Directors Association. He is a graduate of Iona College, B.S. Cum Laude, Humanities.
CHARLES KRUZANSKY is the Director of Government Relations and Special Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research at Cornell University in Ithaca. Responsible for Cornell’s dealings with New York State, he manages the University’s legislative and budget agendas before the Legislative and Executive branches of state government. As the state’s largest research university and New York’s Land Grant Institution, Cornell is involved in a range of issues and programs with New York State, in addition to those that affect higher education and research. Prior to becoming director of the Albany Office of Government Relations for Cornell University in 1991, Mr. Kruzansky served as a legislative and fiscal analyst for the NYS Assembly Ways and Means Committee staff from 1985 to 1990. He was the State Assembly’s primary negotiator on energy and other regulatory agency budgets and legislation. He was also on the board of Environmental Advocates of New York from 1993-2007 and was New York’s affiliate representative or alternate to the National Wildlife Federation for several years between 1998-2004. He has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and an MBA from Columbia University in New York City. Charlie grew up in the Hudson Valley and resides in Voorheesville with his wife and two kids.
VITA DEMARCHI is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Synapse Partners, LLC., the globally recognized excess/surplus line wholesale insurance brokerage and risk management firm specializing in the environmental market. Synapse connects clients, partners and investors through strategic alliances that create innovative and distinctive business advantages. Synapse is headquartered in Syracuse in a formerly decaying, mid-20th century boxing gym that was re-imagined into what became in 2012 the seventh highest ranking LEED EBOM Platinum building in the world.
Ms. DeMarchi is a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 businesses, developing businesses, real estate developers, and municipalities. She helps clients and partners manage business and environmental risk, implement sustainable business practices, analyze financial data for informed business decisions, and secure project funding and capital formation.
Ms. DeMarchi was the co-founder and a Director of Synapse Sustainability Trust, a 501c-3 Not for Profit Corporation which led important New York environmental, energy and economic development initiatives over the past decade. EVPass initiated the groundbreaking 2012 deployment of the CNY Destination Location Network for electric vehicle charging stations and infrastructure which was subsequently sold to a public company in 2013, becoming part of a larger USA network. Restoration Tree Trust, an urban and rural reforestation and habitat restoration catalyst, collaborates with municipalities, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and private sector businesses to address greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, energy management and climate resiliency.
Vita DeMarchi is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She was appointed by Governor Cuomo in 2012 as a Board of Director to the Great Lakes Protection Fund. In the past, Ms. DeMarchi served as the President of the CNY Association of Professional Geologists, and was on the Board of Directors of the NYS Council of Professional Geologists. A graduate of Syracuse University, Ms. DeMarchi was a licensed professional geologist, with Masters Studies in environmental engineering and hydrogeology.
TIMOTHY BISHOP was employed by Southampton College of Long Island University from 1973 to 2002 in a succession of increasingly responsible administrative positions. For the last 16 years of his tenure, Mr. Bishop held the position of campus Provost, reporting directly to the University wide President. As Provost, Bishop was the chief executive officer of the campus, supervising all administrative offices and coordinating academic leadership with the Dean for Academic Affairs. Mr. Bishop served as an Officer of Long Island University, the sixth largest private university in the Country. Mr. Bishop served Southampton College for 29 years, leaving the chief executive position of Provost in 2002 to make his first-ever run for office, when he was elected to represent New York's 1st Congressional District and continued to serve in the House of Representatives for six terms.
Rep. Bishop's priorities in the Congress included but were not exclusive to: job creation, protecting middle-class families and seniors, controlling spending, strengthening education, advocating for veterans, homeland security, fiscal responsibility and safeguarding our environment. As the Ranking Democrat of the Water Resources and Environment sub-committee, Rep. Bishop worked tirelessly to preserve our beaches and waterways. Working closely with the Army Corps of Engineers as well as state and local agencies, Rep. Bishop advocated for local dredging projects which ensured fishing and maritime industries access to important harbors. Bishop was one of four authors (2 Republicans, 2 Democrats) in the House of The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA). Rep. Bishop worked to build a broad coalition of advocates representing ports, harbors, maritime organizations, organized labor, and transportation and environmental groups to endorse the legislation which passed the House by a vote of 417-3. Rep. Bishop then served on the House-Senate Conference Committee to negotiate a final bi-partisan, bi-cameral agreement, thus allowing for final passage of the bill, the first such bill to pass since 2007.
At Rep. Bishop’s insistence, the legislation included important revisions to the operation of the State Revolving Fund (SRF), the principle means by which the federal government assists municipalities with water infrastructure projects. The WRRDA bill included the creation of a new water infrastructure financing mechanism, WIFIA, which he insisted be implemented in a manner that protected the SRF. Rep. Bishop also successfully led the efforts to ensure the expenditure of a larger share of the proceeds of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, and also to increase the utility of the Inland Water-Ways Trust Fund.
Mr. Bishop graduated from Southampton High School and holds a AB in History from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a Masters degree in Public Administration from C.W. Post College of LIU in Brookville, NY.
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