Steven Shauger, President, has held a position on the BID Management Board of Directors since 2013, elected president in early 2016. Mr. Shauger is the General Manager of the Hyatt Place East End located in downtown Riverhead. Mr. Shauger has managed the hotel since its construction 2011 and has many years in the Hospitality Industry. Mr. Shauger earned degrees in both hotel management and hospitality management at Johnson and Wales University. Mr. Shauger resides in Riverhead with his wife Kelly.
Ray Pickersgill, Vice President, served as the BID Management Association President from 2010 to early 2016. Mr. Pickersgill comes from an impressive business background in the automotive industry having retailed, repaired and wholesaled automobiles and heavy equipment. Mr. Pickersgill currently owns the Robert James Salon and Spa in the heart of downtown Riverhead. Mr. Pickersgill also serves as Riverhead’s representative to the Suffolk County Downtown Advisory Committee. Mr. Pickersgill is married and resides in Smithtown.
Isabelle Gonzalez, Secretary, is a native New Yorker and a resident/homeowner in Historic Downtown Riverhead, NY. She has over 20 years experience in international relations while working in the airlines, hospitality and tourism industries. Ms. Gonzalez holds a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications from SUNY FIT in New York City and awarded a Certificate of Entrepreneurial Achievement from the SUNY Levin Institute in New York City. She is the Founder of I’m A Ruralpolitan, Inc., a destination marketing company based in downtown and loves everything Riverhead has to offer. Ms. Gonzalez is multilingual and speaks English, Spanish and Italian.
Bill Allan, Treasurer, Bill Allan has opened his business in Riverhead after 30 years of operating his transportation / trading consultant business in Manhattan and since 2003, now owns and operates the full service printing company Minuteman Press on west main street, He has been involved with the BID since his arrival to town and participated on various boards over the years. Bill is also affiliated with the North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, The Lions Club and in 2006 was an Honorary Chairman of the National Republican Committee. Bill and his wife Serina live in Miller Place.
Board of Directors
Ray Pickersgill – Larry Oxman – Bill Allan – John Mantzopoulos – Dee Muma – Robert Hartman – Isabelle Gonzalez – Ray Dickhoff – Steven Shauger – William Andes – Nancy Kouris – John Peragine – Raymond Castronovo