Five Long Island education and research influencers
you need to know

When politicians tout New York’s vibrant high-tech research sector, it is thanks to business leaders and academics who are driving the creation of good jobs. And when lawmakers hold press conferences to announce new legislation, they’ve often relied on lobbyists and consultants to build support and get it across the finish line.

Many of the individuals who carry out these tasks behind the scenes are not elected, but they are often just as powerful as the officials that are voted into office. In this list, we put the spotlight on these behind-the-scenes players in Long Island education and research – “the Influentials.”

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