April 18, 2013: On Friday April 5, 2013, Hauppauge Industrial Association President Terri Alessi-Miceli was honored by Suffolk Community College at an event at Oheka Castle. Minority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr. (12th L.D. Nesconset) presented Ms. Alessi-Miceli with an award recognizing her tireless work on behalf of the HIA-LI and the community.
As President of the HIA-LI, Ms. Alessi-Miceli oversees the Association which has been in existence for over 35 years and represents the second largest industrial park in the country. Ms. Alessi-Miceli is responsible for representing the 1000’s of businesses located in the Hauppauge Industrial Park and the over 4,500 individual members focusing on their business development and growth.
Further, Ms. Alessi-Miceli organized the HIA-LI committees that have been extremely helpful in providing business programs, services and events to help its members thrive, not just locally but on in the global market. The Association was instrumental in orchestrating the Hauppauge Industrial Park’s Connectivity Project to update the technology infrastructure of the industrial park, allowing its companies to compete on a global scale. Under Alessi-Miceli’s guidance, the HIA-LI is playing a vital role in Suffolk County’s view of the transportation issues facing the industrial park. The HIA-LI is also a major force in the HIA-LI’s Business Trade Show and Conference, which set records for business participation and is a major economic
engine on Long Island.
Prior to coming to the HIA-LI, Alessi-Miceli had previously been the Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training for more than 18 years and was responsible for the profitability and productivity of the instructional and sales team in this premiere corporate education organization. She has been featured in such publications as Newsday, Networking Magazine, Smithtown News and Long Island Business News and appeared on television’s Channel 12 Jobline as an expert in Organizational Change and Motivation. In 2006, she was honored with the Harry Chapin Humanitarian award for HIA-LI’s work with Long Island Cares as the second largest contributor to the their annual food drive as well as her personal work with their Dress for Success program, and training women in interviewing and self-confidence.
“I want to thank Terri for all of her hard work and effort on behalf of the HIA-LI and the businesses that make-up for the HIA-LI. The HIA-LI could not have asked for a better leader to lead them and represent them in the community. IT has been my honor to work with Terri and I look forward to continuing to work with Terri to the betterment of the community,” said Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr.