January 1, 2016 marked the beginning of a new leadership administration at BOMA/NY, led by newly-elected officers James R. Kleeman, RPA, deputy director of redevelopment for the WTC at the Port Authority of NY and NJ.
He is joined by Ronald Zeccardi, vice president and portfolio manager at The Moinian Group, as vice president; Hani Salama, PE, LEED AP, Global Operations Director/ American Express Account at CBRE as treasurer; and Matthew Duthie, RPA, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle, as secretary.
The officers, which were swept into office unanimously on November 12, took on their new roles officially January 1 and Kleeman presided over the first Board of Directors meeting January 5. All positions of officers and directors are held on a voluntary basis.
Sounding the theme of how involvement brings valuable industry knowledge, insight and influence back to the membership on all levels — from principal/associate member owners, managers and building teams, to professional and allied members serving as consultant and vendor resources — Kleeman outlined the key goals of his administration:Relaunching and revitalizing the BOMA/NY Long-Range Strategic Plan, via a working committee already in planning;Developing new talent on committees and tasks forces, also already underway; Building excitement to engage members at all levels, particularly through Town halls with all membership levels; the first priority has been given to the Allied and Professional membership levels; Recruiting more members, with a special emphasis on the next generation of leadership and MillennialsExpanding membership involvement to the BOMA regional and international levels.
Overall, Kleeman stated, “By investing in our people, technology and program excellence, we will be bringing value back home to the buildings, owners, all members and this great city overall.”
BOMA/NY is the largest local Association in the BOMA International federation of more than 91 US Associations and 17 international affiliates.
It provides informational, educational, advocacy and networking opportunities to its 750-plus member companies, often in concert with critical working partnerships with the FNDY, NYPD, OEM, Homeland Security, NYC governmental task forces and more.