Business Manager’s Department

The Business Manager is the recognized representative of Local 79. The Business Manager is responsible for making sure the affairs and business of the Local 79 are being properly conducted, appointing and supervising stewards, directing and supervising the activities of all Business Agents and Organizers, and for ensuring that the provisions of all collective bargaining agreements are enforced and respected.

Contact Information for the Business Manager’s Department

Mike Prohaska, Business Manager                                  212-465-7955

Kenny Brancaccio, Assistant to the Business Manager   212-465-7973

Joe Cestaro, In-House Business Agent                            212-465-7988

Juan Mazlymian, Membership Coordinator                      212-465-7932

Bernise Martinez, Administrative Assistant                       212-465-7972

Lori Peterson, Administrative Assistant                            212-465-7965

Melissa Siciliano, Administrative Assistant                       212-465-7976



Battery Park – 14th Street
Nick Chiarello                      347-266-9005

14th St. – 42nd St. Eastside / Westside Manhattan
Louis Kunda                       646-457-1025

42nd St. – 75th St. Eastside / Westside Manhattan
Kenny Robinson                 646-265-5602

75th St. -175th St. Eastside/Westside Manhattan
Luis Montalvo                      609-462-6290

175th St.-Uptown Manhattan/The Bronx
Barrie Smith                         646-628-2890

John Norbury                      646-265-5593

Brooklyn/Staten Island
Eddie Medina                     646-265-5584

SCA Work
Ebubedike Banks                646-265-6406

Demo/SCA/                                                                                                                                Night\Work                                                                                                                                    Juan Mazlymian                                                  212-465-7900
Jose Andino          (Demo Day)                           646265-5484
Steve Andujar       (Demo Night)                         646-628-2889


Apprentice Coordinator
Wendy Webb                    347-886-2753