John C. Tsunis, Esq., Chairman and CEO. Mr. Tsunis, a founder of Gold Coast Bank, received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1975 and graduated from New York University with honors in Banking and Finance. He has been an attorney since 1977, specializing in banking law, real estate, land use and commercial transactions. Mr. Tsunis was formerly Vice Chairman and General Counsel to Long Island Commercial Bank and a member of its board of directors and executive and loan committees. Mr. Tsunis founded the law firm of Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney, LLP, served as Managing Partner through October of 2014 and remains Special Counsel. Additionally, he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Hotels LLC. Among many philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Tsunis currently serves as Chairman of the Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital Task Force, a Member of the Board of Governors of Touro Law School, Chairman of the Board of Directors of New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association and President of the Tsunis Foundation Inc. Mr. Tsunis served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook and as past President of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce. He was recently honored by the Village Times Herald in 2011 as Man of the Year. He resides in Long Island, New York with his wife and family.
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