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Subcontractors Trade Association Names Farber Executive Director

Felice Farber (Photo courtesy of the Subcontractors Trade Association)

Felice Farber has been appointed as executive director of the Subcontractors Trade Association (STA), the first woman to hold this leadership role in the association’s 66-year-old history.  Farber will replace retiring Henry (Hank) Kita who has served as STA’s executive director for nearly a decade.

The STA is New York’s association for union subcontractors, advocating for its over 350 members that include many of New York’s leading union subcontractors. STA’s mission is to improve and enhance their economic position in New York’s complex construction industry.

“I am excited to ardently advocate for and uplift STA’s membership by using my experience helping subcontractors navigate the industry’s thorniest issues,” Farber said.

Previously, for over a decade, Farber served as senior director of policy and external affairs for the General Contractors Association (GCA) of New York, a 300-plus member trade association representing the unionized heavy civil construction industry in New York City.

“Farber will be a leading voice of change in construction at STA, utilizing her vast experience in successfully influencing the industry to further advance our mission of Building New York Better,” said Anthony Acerra, STA president.

“Felice Farber has been instrumental in supporting the union construction industry in New York and throughout the region,” said New York State Senator Leroy Comrie (D, 14th SD). “As chair of the NYS Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, I’ve witnessed Farber’s dedication to improving the position of construction contractors at all levels,  and am thrilled to see her in her new leadership role at STA.”