Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carlo Scissura has confirmed to The Brooklyn Reporter that he will be stepping down as chief of the 2,100-member business group in exchange for the top spot at the New York Building Congress.
Scissura, a Bensonhurst native, will replace longtime President Richard Anderson, who announced in January that he would retire from the trade group at the end of 2016, leaving Scissura to give up his post at the Chamber, which he has served diligently since September, 2012.
Prior to his time at the Chamber, Scissura served as chief of staff to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who took office in 2002.
Anderson has lead the Building Congress — “a broad-based membership association committed to promoting the growth and success of the construction industry in New York City and its environs” — since 1994.
Scissura told this paper that he is “excited to work citywide with all the different organizations.”
Moving forward, the Chamber’s Executive Board has unanimously moved to name Andrew Hoan — the current Chamber vice president and chief of staff — the as the group’s acting president and CEO.