Chamber welcomes new members to Board of Directors

The Queens Chamber of Commerce recently welcomes six new members to its Board of Directors. They include:

Carl Mattone is president of the Mattone Group LLC, a Queens-based development and construction company that manages properties in New York, Florida and Georgia. His duties include project development, retail leasing and construction coordination. Mattone has served on the Board of Directors of the Contractors Association, and in 2012 Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed him to Battery Park City Authority Board.

Henry Kuykendall is vice president of New York Delta Airlines and former vice president for airport customer service at John F. Kennedy Airport. He joined Delta Airlines in 1988. He is a graduate of West Los Angeles College and the University of Phoenix.

Michelle Stoddart is the director of public relations and community development for Resorts World Casino in Queens, and has served as board chair of the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) since 2014. Previously, she was director of marketing and tourism for the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), where she partnered with Citi Field, Delta Air Lines and Expedia to organize QEDC’s annual “A Taste of the World” event.

Tamara Gavrielof is senior vice president and group director for Signature Bank. Gavrielof has worked in commercial banking for 20 years, and prior to her role at Signature Bank she was a cluster branch manager at HSBC Bank and a senior branch manager with Commerce Bank. Gravrielof was one of the 50 women honored at the Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner in 2015 at Terrace on the Park.

Kelly Koukou is a graduate from Boston University with over two decades of experience in commercial real estate representing clients in retail and manufacturing, as well as technological and educational industries. Koukou has been the executive managing director of Lee & Associates, a retail and office brokerage, since 2013. He was formally the senior vice president of CBRE and vice president of All Industrial Real Estate.

Michael Billia is senior vice president and first regional manager of retail banking at Investors Bank. Prior to his position with Investors Bank, Billia was interim region president and senior vice president of Santander Bank in New York and New Jersey, and former director and district manager for Capital One Bank. He also served as former senior vice president of JPMorgan Chase in Manhattan.

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