Hello from the Office!
David Kennedy, Executive Director
A lifelong resident of the Village of Patchogue, David Kennedy has made being involved and engaged in his hometown a priority. Interwoven with his professional career has been a passion for Patchogue he can’t help but share with all he encounters. As the Executive Director of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Inc, David brings this passion to work full-time.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in both political science and history from Excelsior College, David has had a near two-decade career in local and state government. He previously served as Long Island Deputy Director for the New York State Assembly Minority Conference, Deputy Spokesperson for the Town of Brookhaven and Chief of Staff for Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin McCarrick. More recently, David was employed in the private sector as Sales Manager for Top Catch Seafood of Brooklyn and Customer Service Specialist for RJM Acquisitions in Syosset, N.Y.
David’s first major involvement with Patchogue was as an elected Village Trustee from 1996-2000. In that capacity, David chaired the creation of the Patchogue Riverfront Redevelopment Plan that still serves as a blueprint for Patchogue River development initiatives.
David is a long standing civic member of the Chamber. He is a past member of both the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Executive Board, having served as Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary and Vice President. In addition to his activities with the Chamber of Commerce, David has served as chair or member of numerous local committees and civic organizations.
David’s love and commitment to Patchogue is only surpassed by his love and devotion to his family. David’s partner in everything is his wife, Betsy Ambrosio. He is the proud father of Zachary, 17 and Alexander, 4.
Jon Maggio, Administrative Assistant