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

Anthony Vita, President & Asst. to the Business Manager   212-465-7973

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

Juan Mazlymian, Membership Coordinator                         212-465-7932

Lori Peterson, Administrative Assistant                               212-465-7965

Fax number: 212-465-7903



125th St. – Bronx (Uptown)
Barrie Smith                        646-628-2890

East / Westside (42nd St. – 125th St.)
Kenny Robinson                 646-265-5602

Downtown (Battery Park – 42nd St.)
Nick Chiarello                      347-266-9005

Brooklyn / Staten Island
Eddie Medina                     646-265-5584

John Norbury                      646-265-5593

SCA Work 
Ebubedike Banks           646-265-6406

Apprentice Coordinator
Wendy Webb                   347-886-2753


Juan Mazlymian                  212-465-7932