The St. Joseph’s College Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management, and the Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association invite you to attend the:


Networking Breakfast
Friday, September 12, 2014
8-10 a.m. in the McGann Conference Center, O’Connor Hall
St. Joseph’s College
Long Island Campus
155 West Roe Boulevard
Patchogue, NY 11772


Ellen Ruane
Long Island Hilton of Melville

Marj Monty
Marriott Residence Inn of Plainview 

Kelly Boucher
New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association

Cheryl Davidson
Center for Workforce Readiness at North Shore-LIJ 


Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci
Member of the NYS Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development


Mike Johnston

Principal, Concorde Hotel Group
President, Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association

Mike Johnston has more than 30 years of hotel and hospitality industry experience, including numerous positions in corporate management, operations and human resources. He has served as general manager at city, suburban and airport locations, and has been personally involved in numerous hotel openings, acquisitions and repositionings.

Johnston possesses extensive knowledge in all aspects of the hospitality industry. As past president of the Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association and current chair of the board of directors for the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Johnston is a recognized leader within the industry with a long track record of success. The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association recognized Johnston as Hotel Executive of the Year in 2009. Johnston is also a professor at Nassau Community College, teaching hospitality and tourism.

In addition to his wide range of industry experience, Johnston has spearheaded numerous charitable events in an effort to give back to the community and sits on numerous local and regional industry advisory boards.



John C. Tsunis, Esq.

Chairman, Board of Gold Coast Bank
Chairman, NYS Hospitality and Tourism Association
Owner, Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook

John C. Tsuins, Esq., opened his law practice in 1977, specializing in real estate, zoning, commercial transactions and banking law. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Gold Coast Bank in Islandia, New York, and serves as a member of its executive and loan committees. He is the former Vice Chairman and General Counsel for Long Island Commercial Bank (Islandia, NY) and member of its board of directors, executive committee, and loan committees.

He is the owner of Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook and is active in real estate development transactions, hotel management and development, a Member of the Board of Gover- nors of Touro Law School, Incoming Chairman of New York State Convention and Tourism Association, President of Tsunis Family Foundation Inc., past chair of the Stony Brook University Medical Center Children’s Hospital Task Force, past President of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce and active in other philanthropic endeavors. He was recently honored by the Village Times Herald as Man of the Year and resides in Poquott, New York with his wife Laura and son Charlie.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact 631.687.1285 or