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

Bernise Martinez, Administrative Assistant                          212-465-7972

Lori Peterson, Administrative Assistant                                212-465-7965

Fax number: 212-465-7903



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

East / Westside (24th St. – 42nd St.)
Kenny Robinson                 646-265-5602

Eastside (42nd St. – 124th St.)
Louis Kunda                       646-457-1025

Westside (42nd St. – 124th St.)
Steve Andujar                     646-628-2889

Downtown (Battery Park – 23rd St.)
Nick Chiarello                      347-266-9005

Eddie Medina                     646-265-5584

Brooklyn / Flatbush Ave. to Queens / S.I.
Mike Vatter                         347-658-2826
Luis Montalvo                    609-462-6290

John Norbury                      646-265-5593

Staten Island (Friday)
Joe Cestaro                         646-734-8656

Night Demo (42nd St & Up East/West)
Jose Andino                      646-265-5484

Night Demo (42nd St & Down East/West & Downtown Brooklyn)
Manuel Cumbicus          646-734-2196

SCA Work (Brooklyn & Manhattan)
Ebubedike Banks           646-265-6406

SCA Work (Bronx, Queens & Staten Island)
Mike Robles                    347-266-0572

Apprentice Coordinator
Wendy Webb                   347-886-2753