Paul Anthony has been the official emcee for Canstruction Long Island for over 10 years. He is a comedian who performs regularly at top venues and the executive producer of Long Island Comedy. Paul's company, Long Island Comedy produces comedy shows at top venues all across Long Island and is now expanding into the tri-state area, New England and Florida markets. Long Island Comedy produces the annual Long Island Comedy Festival, The Berkshire Comedy Festival and the new 50+ Comedy Tour, featuring comedians all over the age of fifty!
Meredith Waldner Stern
Meredith Waldner Stern, President of Waldner's Business Environments is proud to be a leader in this fourth-generation family business. Established in 1939 by her grandfather, Waldner’s has grown from a small local stationary store to a corporation with 100 employees and three locations. With over 25 years’ experience in the furniture industry, Meredith is responsible for the development of many of the most successful and high-profile offices on Long Island and NYC. Working closely with her clients, architects, designers and manufacturers, she has helped her clients ensure productivity and safety in the workplace. Under Stern’s leadership, Waldner’s was recognized as a “Family Business of The Year” by Long Island University. She was honored as 40 under 40 by the Long Island Business News, and Distinguished Individual of Vision & Accomplishment by Millennium 3 Partners. Meredith resides on Long Island with her husband and two children.
As Principal, Marc Spector, FAIA reframes the business of architecture to create value for design excellence and the profession through exemplary leadership. Moving the practice of architecture beyond traditional boundaries and market competition, Marc’s influential business model is built on: the creation of impactful life spaces regardless of project constraints, cultivation
of client and team relationships into friendships, growth in new markets and services, and continual advancement of design innovation hand-in-hand with profitable business practices. Joining the firm in 1989, Marc earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. A passionate alumnus and invited guest lecturer and juror at the University of Michigan, Syracuse University and the New York Institute of Technology, Marc shares his entrepreneurial expertise and teaches best business practices of successful architectural firms on the graduate level, bridging the theory-practice continuum. Marc is a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Fellowship is the highest honor to be bestowed upon an architect within the profession, recognizing not only the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also an architect’s contribution to the profession and to society.