Andrew Murstein | President, Medallion Financial Group
Murstein was born in Roslyn, N.Y. Andrew’s introduction into the taxicab industry came early. His father, employed by his grandfather in his Queens-based taxi business, took a young Andrew to the taxi garage, where he was assigned the task of collecting rentals for the use of the medallions from the drivers at the end of their shifts.
Andrew’s family eventually owned more than 500 medallions and made the decision to sell some of them in the 1970s. In 1996, Murstein successfully launched Medallion Financial Corporation, which was established to be the parent company of Medallion Funding, as a public company trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol TAXI. The company owns and leases several hundred medallions and has financed the purchase of thousands more. The company is also involved in investing in hundreds of businesses and also owns its own bank, Medallion Bank.
Murstein graduated cum laude from Tufts University and also from N.Y.U Graduate School where he received his M.B.A.
Richard Mack | North America CEO, Mack Real Estate Group
Mr. R. Mack is the Chief Executive Officer of AREA’s North American business responsible for new investments and investment management. Mr. Mack was one of the founding Principals of AREA in 1993 and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committees in the U.S. and Europe.
Mr. Mack had been a member of the Real Estate Investment Banking Department at Shearson Lehman Hutton. Mr. Mack serves as a Director of the VERA Institute of Justice, as President of the non-profit HES Community Center, which serves the residents of Canarsie, Brooklyn, and is a Board Member of both the Wharton School of Business Undergraduate Executive Board and the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation Board of Trustees.
Mr. Mack graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics and from the Columbia University School of Law with a JD.
Albert Maione | Managing Member, Liberty Paving, Assoc.
Albert Maione was born in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to West Islip, Long Island when he was young with his mother, father, and two siblings. After graduating from West Islip High School, Albert attended Westchester College, where he studied business and played football.
Albert Maione is the owner of several road construction companies based in Hicksville, New York. He has been involved with many charitable organizations throughout the years, which include St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Angel’s on the Bay, Breast Cancer Coalition and American Diabetes Association. He also served on the Board for the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation.
Albert married his childhood sweetheart, Lucy. They have two children, Albert Jr. and Alicia, both born & raised in West Islip.
“Big Al”, a nickname he wears with pride, has always been passionate about sports. He spent many, many years coaching football, baseball, basketball & lacrosse in West Islip. The fast growth of lacrosse and his competitive nature sparked his interest and involvement with the New York Lizards organization.