James DeTommaso
Danielle Ahmed

Danielle Ahmed

Ahmed joined Discover Long Island as the director of marketing and will oversee a team that utilizes a data-driven strategy to target consumers across the globe with positive messaging about the region. She brings an extensive background in tourism and quality of life marketing with corporations including Douglas Elliman Real Estate in New York City and international airlines including Emirates and Austrian Airlines.

Alton Byrd

Alton Byrd

Byrd has joined the board of directors of The Book Fairies, a Freeport-based nonprofit, helping to guide the group’s growth and impact as it continues its mission of eradicating
illiteracy. He is currently vice president of growth properties at BSE Global, where he oversees strategic and operational activities for both the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, and their NBA 2K League team, Nets Gaming Crew (NetsGC).

Marisa Losciale

Marisa Losciale

Losciale, has been named media relations manager at Discover Long Island. Previously serving as the senior e-commerce writer for the Daily Dot and its parent company, Clarion Media Group, she now plays an integral role in creating copy, content and media inspiration and assistance that promotes Long Island to local, national, and international audiences.

Max Ross

Max Ross

Ross joined Melville-based EGC Group as digital account manager, having recently graduated with an MBA from Florida International University with a concentration in International Business. His expertise includes content creation, digital marketing, and lead prospecting. He is excited by constantly emerging technologies, ranging from virtual reality to electric, self-driving automobiles.

 

Jacqueline DiPreta

Jacqueline DiPreta

Having worked in the media/advertising field for 15 years, DiPreta arrived well seasoned and ready to take on the position of controller at EGC. Her previous job titles include that
of senior accountant at Jones Media Radio (now Westwood One), director of accounting/financial reporting for a variety of agencies under Group M, and assistant controller for Grey Global.

 

Joe Giametta (Photo by Jim Lennon Photographer)

Joseph C. Giametta

Giametta has joined the law firm of Quatela Chimeri PLLC, with offices in Hauppauge
and Garden City, as an associate, concentrating in the areas of matrimonial and family law. He received his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he distinguished himself as a member of the Health Law Journal Editorial Staff, the Regional Championship Trial Team, and the National Competitive Trial Team. Mr. Giametta was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2019 and is a member of the Suffolk County Matrimonial, Suffolk County, Nassau County, and New York State Bar Associations.

 

Shannon Duer

Shannon Duer

Duer, EGC’s new social media manager, previously held the role as communications
manager at a strategic communications and marketing agency in New York City that worked with leading companies and nonprofits nationally. She has experience managing several client accounts across the education, art, and culture sectors, collaborating with celebrity influencers to promote social media campaigns, and has successfully executed strategies across various platforms to increase user engagement and drive traffic.

James DeTommaso

James DeTommaso

The East Rockaway School District appointed DeTommaso as the district’s new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. He began his 28-year career in education at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School as a special education teacher and coach for the varsity football and lacrosse teams. He also served as dean of students and assistant principal, where he served in this role for 15 years. For the past three years, he served as the principal of West Hempstead High School.

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