October Educational Series
If your business deals with the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol in New York this meeting is for you.
Chairman Vincent Bradley –
Vincent Bradley has served as Chairman of the SLA since June 24, 2015, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency. Chairman Bradley most recently served for seven years as an Assistant Attorney General-In-Charge of the New York State Attorney General’s Poughkeepsie regional office, managing the operations of the office, overseeing attorneys and cases, serving as the regional Public Integrity Officer, and conducting investigations involving consumer protection, illegal business practices and fraud. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Bradley served for ten years as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, including three years in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York and later in the Labor Racketeering Unit of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, conducting complex white-collar criminal investigations. Bradley, formerly a Certified Public Accountant, previously worked for Deloitte and Touche, as a litigation associate at the New York based law firm Brown & Wood, LLP, and as Assistant Court Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 3rd Department. Chairman Bradley received a bachelor’s degree in business administration majoring in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and holds a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
Thomas Donahue – Secretary to the Authority
Tom Donohue is a 1986 graduate of Albany Law School. He has been with the State Liquor
Authority since 1999, first serving as the chief prosecutor in the Authority’s Albany office. He was Counsel to the Authority from 2006 until 2009 and served as Special Counsel from 2010 until 2016. As Special Counsel, he drafted many of the recent changes to the Alcoholic
Beverage Control Law, including the revisions to the winery laws in 2011, the farm brewery law in 2012, the farm cidery law in 2013 and the 2014 New York Craft Act. He was also part of the 2016 Chairman’s Working Group on revising the ABC Law and drafted the resulting legislation that including the changes to the Sunday sales hours for on-premises licensees. In 2016 he was appointed Secretary to the Authority and, responsible for the operations surrounding the Authority’s Full Board meetings. In 2021 Tom was named Deputy Commissioner of Licensing. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has authored numerous training and guidance documents regarding the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, including the Authority’s “Handbook for Retail Licensees” and “Manual for Law Enforcement”.
Joshua Heller – Public Information Specialist
Josh is a recent addition to the State Liquor Authority where he has worked in the Public Information Office since January. This is Josh’s first experience in state government having previously worked as a professional voice actor and broadcaster. He spent 12 years as a hockey play-by-play broadcaster on radio and television, most recently with the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League. Josh earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Northeastern University and his master’s in public relations from Western New England University.