Michael Tucker
Michael TuckerPresident
Michael is the president of the Long Island Food Council and leading the council’s efforts to connect companies in the Food & Beverage industry, create more local jobs and educate individuals interested in starting their own food related businesses. Michael is also spearheading the council’s creative ideas for growing crops in underutilized public space and engaging local culinary schools to prepare food for Island Harvest food bank.
Allan Cohen
Allan Cohen
Allan Cohen is the Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody’s Long Island office. He represents a variety of companies, ranging from large public entities engaging in mergers and acquisitions, to mid-sized closely held and family-owned business, to technology-based startups organizing new business ventures and raising capital. His work in the food industry has included several large and established shelf-stable and frozen brands, manufactured and distributed in the Long Island area.
Lou Biscotti
Lou Biscotti
Louis J. Biscotti has been a leader in the field of accounting for more than 40 years, focusing his practice on improving company growth and profitability. Lou’s clients represent a variety of industries, but he is particularly well known for his work in the manufacturing and distribution sector, especially the food industry. He has helped many of these firms to grow from small emerging companies into organizations worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Bradley Hamburger
Bradley Hamburger
Bradley Hamburger brings vast capabilities to his clients. Formerly a practicing attorney representing buyers, sellers, and banks in complicated real estate transactions, Brad knows the risks and legal implications unique to real estate and construction, and how to create the appropriate insurance solutions to protect client interests. While giving trusted advice is part of his daily practice, Brad believes that he must go much further and utilize his experience and extended network of business associates to help clients achieve greater growth and profitability while protecting their assets.
Doug Whitcomb
Doug Whitcomb
Douglas Whitcomb is Chief Product Officer and, as a company founder, has been actively involved in the company’s operations since its inception. Currently, he oversees the company’s Purchasing, Nutrition and Menu Development. An entrepreneur in the truest sense, Doug continues to research and implement ways in which to harness the culinary team’s creative talent, focus on new product development and develop innovative menus that help our customers lead healthier lives.
 Randi Shubin Dresner
Randi Shubin Dresner
Randi Shubin Dresner is President & CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank. Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, Island Harvests’ goal is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk.
Robert Salvatico
Robert SalvaticoPresident & Chief Operating Officer
Robert is President and Chief Operating Officer of Jaral Properties, Inc. and Jaral
Management Corp., Mineola, Long Island based companies formed to manage family owned Hotel properties and investments. His current responsibilities include oversight and management of the Riverhead, Long Island based Hotel Indigo East End and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. He formerly managed the family owned Wingate Inn, Garden City from opening in 2000 through sale in September 2007.
Within the Hotel industry, Robert serves or has served as Chairman of the IHG Owner’s committee for Hotel Indigo, and as member of the IHG Owner’s committee on Operations for all Hotel Brands.
David W. Ostrow, CPA
David W. Ostrow, CPAPartner
David is a Partner at Mazars USA, supplying auditing, accounting and tax services to a diversified roster of clients.
David has more than 35 years of experience, spanning business in supermarkets, professional services, construction, manufacturing, technology, real estate, retail, wholesale and distribution, not-for-profit entities and high net-worth individuals and families.
Prior to joining Mazars in 2014, David was a Partner at Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP, and a Partner at Miller Ellin & Company. He has served on the Large & Medium Sized Firms Practice Management and Cooperation with Bankers Committee for the New York State Society of CPA’s.