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NYSMCA Board of Directors - Meet the Board - New York State Messenger and Courier Association, Inc.
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Vice President, A-1 International, Inc.
Union, NJ

John V. Rutigliano is the Vice President of Operations and Information Technology for A-1 International, Inc. Mr. Rutigliano started with the company in 1983 running a local New York City messenger office. Since that time the company has grown from a small office in New York and New Jersey to brick and mortar locations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan in addition to operations in six other markets. A-1 International, Inc. offers local same day messenger and trucking services, warehouse, logistic and fulfillment services and scheduled and distribution services. In addition to those services, Mr. Rutigliano is responsible for the operations of A-1 Office Services Management, which is a management outsourcing company that was established in 1987. In 2005, Mr. Rutigliano was given the additional responsibility of overseeing the Information technology for the company.

Mr. Rutigliano is now in his second term on the New York State Messenger and Courier (NYSMCA) Board of Directors. He is a graduate of New York University’s Stern Business School and received his Master’s in 1995 from Wagner College, which was the inaugural year of their Executive MBA program.

Mr. Rutigliano lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole and their three children.

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Vice President


President, RDS Delivery Service
New York, NY

Early in his career, Larry developed a passion for business as he managed a popular five-star restaurant in historic Bay Ridge. Combining his hands-on experience with a valuable academic foundation, Mr. Zogby earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Management from the College of Staten Island. After graduating in 1986, he inherited RDS Same Day Delivery Service from his father Mitchell Zogby Jr., who bought the business in 1973.

For over 30 years, Mr. Zogby has taken the family business under his wing to make RDS Delivery a recognized and premier courier service company. As a native New Yorker, he relied on his roots to develop the most comprehensive and professional delivery network in the New York metropolitan and tri-state area.

Outside of work, Mr. Zogby is an accomplished magician who has used his talents to bring laughter and joy to hospitals and charitable events. He shares his compassionate and energetic spirit with legendary magician and RDS client David Copperfield, who instills hope and comfort in the hearts of the disabled through his own Project Magic.

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Secretary / Treasurer


President, Mitchell's NY Logistics
Long Island City, NY

Born in New York City, Mitchell Newman began working in his family’s business in 1961 at the age of eight years old. The business grew from a small Manhattan candy store on First Avenue to where it is today, the largest, independently owned, newspaper/magazine home delivery service in the country. Everyday six hundred contractors distribute over 150,000 publications to the front door of residents in New York City and Westchester County.

In 2002, Mitchell’s NY Logistics expanded with the purchase of DataMovers Messenger and Courier Service. Focusing on the metro New York region, eighty messengers and forty drivers move an envelope to a truckload from Connecticut to Philadelphia. In 2008, the company began providing warehousing services for clients.

Mr. Newman has been a member of the New York State Messenger and Courier Association (NYSMCA) since 2004 and became a Board member in 2010.

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Board Member


Chief Executive Officer, Select Express & Logistics
New York, NY

Recognized as an industry leader by introducing innovative solutions to the same-day delivery and logistics industry, Jay Waldman has over 30 years of senior management experience with a background as an entrepreneur and senior executive responsible for the success of well-known industry firms.

Mr. Waldman was founder and president of Contemporary Courier, Inc. and led the company to notable success prior to its purchase by U.S. Delivery Systems. U.S. Delivery Systems not only purchased Contemporary Courier, they also invited Mr. Waldman to take on a key leadership role where he was responsible for the integration and assimilation of over 20 acquired companies. He was later selected for senior management positions with Corporate Express including President for the Northeast Region and, after its purchase, became Chief Operating Officer of Velocity Express.

Today Mr. Waldman remains actively involved in industry associations and plays a key role in the overall direction, new market development and operations of Select Express & Logistics.

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Board Member


Regional VP, Northeast US Region, Tforce Final Mile, LLC
New York, NY

Michael Turek is the Regional Vice President of the Northeast US region of TForce. Through leadership and direction, he oversees the client relations and operational functions for the Northeast markets.

Mr. Turek's background with the company has spanned more than 20 years and has included both sales and operations roles, perfectly setting him up for his current role. He graduated with a BS in Business Management from The College of New Jersey School of Business. Mike has held key management roles in operations and finance with Edison Parking Corporation, New York Document Exchange and NYDEX.

Mr. Turek enjoys golfing, college sports and spending vacations on the beach with his family.

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Board Member


General Counsel, Executive Vice President, LaserShip
New York, NY

Lead in-house corporate legal team and manage outside counsel for dynamic parcel and freight transportation company with approximately 1,600 employees. Advise and support C-suite executives and board of directors on governance, compliance, litigation and other matters. Update corporate policies and enhance internal controls. Oversee and manage litigation and settlement of diverse matters, including breach of contract matters, labor and employment law matters, tort matters, and government investigations/audits.

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Immediate Past President


President, Avant Business Services Corp.
New York, NY

Mark Chiusano graduated from Jacksonville University with majors in both Business and Economics and received a minor in Finance Administration. In 1998, Mr. Chiusano was selected as a finalist in the Ernst & Young nationally sponsored Entrepreneur of the Year program. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Messenger Courier Association of the Americas (MCAA) in 1999. He served the MCAA in a variety of roles including President, Vice President, Treasurer, Convention Committee Chair and Executive Leadership Series Chair. Mr. Chiusano was instrumental in creating an "alignment" with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) who assists the MCAA in its lobbying efforts and has expanded its membership benefits program.

Mr. Chiusano volunteers his time to the New York State Messenger & Courier Association (NYSMCA) assisting the Department of Transportation on issues that affect the flow of commercial traffic in Manhattan. In 2005, Mr. Chiusano chaired the NYSMCA committee that worked with the New York State Department of Labor. The committee created Guidelines for the Utilization of Independent Contractors (IC’s) for the messenger/courier industry. Mr. Chiusano was inducted into the MCAA “Courier Hall of fame” in 2009. The Courier Hall of Fame was created to honor the men and women who founded and shaped both MCAA and the industry as a whole.

Mr. Chiusano is married, the proud father of two girls and an avid golfer.

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