Linda M. Baran is joined by Dr. Fred Naider (left) and CSI President Dr. William J. Fritz
Linda M. Baran is President and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, where she has worked for the past 28 years. In May 2004, Ms. Baran was elected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors as the first woman President and CEO of the organization. Prior to that, she served as the Interim President for seven months and held the position of Vice President of Finance and Resources. She has worked in many areas of the Chamber, including Finance and Operations and Membership Development, Community Relations, and Special Events, as well as Government and Legislative Affairs. Ms. Baran also serves on the Board of the Chamber Alliance of New York State (CANYS) and plays an active role in the Five Borough Chamber Coalition. She has served on Governor Cuomo’s Community Rising Planning committee, where she has worked tirelessly in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to provide resources and information to affected Staten Island businesses, and she currently serves as the President of the Staten Island Rotary Club, as a board member of Notre Dame Academy, and as an advisory board member for the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island. Ms. Baran has received a number of awards for her service, including a CSI College Award in 2005. She is a native Staten Islander who grew up in Midland Beach, and currently resides in Great Kills with her family.