FS_56f3a22c26e34a4c28663e65e2936b97mitchelle-pallyMitchell H. Pally

Mr. Pally is the chief executive of the Long Island Builders Institute. Prior to his position at LIBI, he had been affiliated with Weber Law Group LLP since September of 2006 as the partner-in-charge of government relations.

Perviously, Mr. Pally served as the Vice President for Government Affairs for the Long Island Association since January, 1992.  He was responsible for all governmental and community activities of the Association.  Mr. Pally was associated with the LIA since August 1985 when he was appointed Director of Legislative and Economic Affairs.  Established in 1926, the LIA is the region’s largest business and civic organization with more than 3,000 member firms and organizations employing more than 400,000 people.

Prior to his service at the LIA, Mr. Pally held a number of positions in the New York State Legislature.  From 1975 to 1983, Mr. Pally served in various capacities to the New York State Senate Committee on Transportation and the Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices.  From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Pally was the Chief Counsel to the Committee and the Commission.      During his service to the Senate, Mr. Pally played a key role in the drafting and passage of such important transportation legislation as the first in the nation seat-belt law, child restraint law, the Transportation Bond Issues of 1983 and 1979, reserved parking spaces for disabled drivers and others.

Current State/County Positions:

2005 – Present: June 9, 2005, Mr. Pally was nominated by Governor George Pataki and
confirmed by the New York State Senate as the representative of Suffolk County to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation’s largest transportation authority upon the recommendation of County Executive Steve Levy
2006 – 2007: Temporary State Commission on the Future New York State Power Program; selected by Assembly Minority Leader
2009 – Present and 2004 – 2005: Served as a member of the Presidential Search Committee for President of Suffolk County Community College
2006: Governor Elect Eliot Spitzer Transition Team; advisor on transportation
2001 – Present: Selected by State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno as a member of the board of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology & Innovation
1997 – Present: Chair of the Suffolk County Electrical Agency; served as a member since 1988
1995 – Present: Selected by Governor George Pataki as the New York State representative to the Central Pine Barrens Credit Clearinghouse.

Board of Directors (Present):

  • Long Island Development Corporation
  • Long Island Sports Commission
  • Long Island Transportation Management
  • Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency
  • Automobile Club of New York
  • Long Island Housing Partnership
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk County
  • League of Conservation Voters (LI Chapter)

Member (Present):

  • Central Pine Barrens Advisory Commission
  • State Commissioner of Transportation Master Plan Advisory Commission
  • Long Island Expressway/HOV Task Force
  • Suffolk County Workforce Housing Commission
  • Brookhaven Open Space Council
  • Nassau County Workforce Housing Commission
  • Suffolk County @ Work Commission
  • Nassau County Transportation Commission

Served as a Member:

  • Three Village Central School District – 1999 – 2005
  • BOCES Task Force on Education Consolidation (co-chair)
  • MTA Task Force on Fare Policy
  • National Urban League – Long Island Chapter
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
  • Advisory Council of the W. Averell Harriman School of Management
  • Nassau/Suffolk Health Systems Agency Manpower Plan
  • Calverton Joint Use Citizens Advisory Council
  • Long Island Economic/Environmental Roundtable
  • Town of Huntington Open Space Council
  • Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Council
  • Nassau Hub Advisory Council
  • Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency

In 1997, Mr. Pally was selected as the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the Long Island Empire State Games, which brought over 6,000 athletes to Long Island in 1999, the first and only time the Games were held on Long Island in its 30 year history.

Mr. Pally has served as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook since 1989.  He is a 1974 graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland and holds a 1977 law degree from the Albany Law School of Union University.

Mr. Pally served as a member of the Three Village Soccer Club since 1985 and as President of the club from 1994-2004. He was instrumental in the development of the Three Village Soccer Park on the Stony Brook University campus, the finest club operated facility on Long Island.

Mr. Pally is married to the former Nancy Carroll.  They have four children: Alison a 2001 graduate of Syracuse University and a 2004 graduate of Columbia Law School, Emily a 2005 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Stephanie a 2007 graduate of Boston College, and Brian a sophomore at Gettysburg College.