CARLO A. SCISSURA Carlo A. Scissura, a lifelong Brooklyn resident, has been the President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce since September 2012. Carlo lead's one of New York’s largest business advocacy and economic development organizations with over 1,000 members. Prior to this, Carlo served as the Chief of Staff to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for five years. Carlo, who was born and raised in Bensonhurst, has been an advocate for Brooklyn
his entire career. After graduating from Pace University with a major in political science and Pace Law School, Carlo became involved in several civic and government activities. He served on the staffs of State Senator Vincent Gentile and Assemblyman Peter Abbate and later started a solo legal practice that became a thriving small business in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Carlo was elected to Community School Board 20 in 1999 and during his five years on the Board, Carlo reinvigorated both the Legislative and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committees and worked closely with parents and teachers. He was appointed to the Community Education Council for District 20 in 2004, where he served as President and Chairman of the Legislative committee. During his time at the CEC, Carlo vigorously advocated for increased community and parental involvement, strengthened the cooperation among civic leaders and schools, and continued the relationships built during his years on the school board. Carlo was instrumental in having the School Construction Authority approve the largest capital construction plan for District 20. He also served as a member of Community Board 11. In January 2008, Carlo became General Counsel to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
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