Long Island City Business Group Appoints New President

By Jeanmarie Evelly on October 4, 2013 1:50pm 

 Elizabeth Lusskin is the new president of the Long Island City Partnership.
Elizabeth Lusskin is the new president of the Long Island City Partnership.
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LIC Partnership

LONG ISLAND CITY — Queens business advocacy group LIC Partnership is getting a new president.

Elizabeth Lusskin, currently chief of staff and vice president of strategic initiatives at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, will take over as head of the organization starting Oct. 15.

She replaces former president Gayle Baron, who retired from LIC Partnership in August after 14 years on the job.

Lusskin is an attorney whose former stints include the city's Department of Small Business Services and the Downtown Alliance, according to a statement.

"Liz is well positioned to lead the Partnership and drive its mission," Gary Kesner, chair of LIC Partnership's board, said in a statement.

"As Long Island City continues to evolve, Liz has the vision and on-point experience we need to help the Partnership continue to thrive."

LIC Partnership is a non-profit that works to promote economic development in the neighborhood, running the Long Island City Business Improvement District and promoting local businesses with events and marketing campaigns.

"This is a very special time for Long Island City  — which has become a hub for new development while retaining its strong industrial base, helping to reinvigorate the borough," Lusskin said in a statement.

"I am thrilled for the opportunity to build on the Long Island City Partnership’s success in supporting this 'city within the city.'"

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