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Roslyn D. Goldmacher is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations and Hofstra Law School. She operated a boutique LI based law firm specializing in representation of credit unions and non bank commercial lenders. While still in her law practice she helped create the first and largest national nonbank SBA lender. Also while still running her law firm, Roz founded the Long Island Development Corporation family of not for profit economic development organizations- now a 38 year old economic development entity providing low cost loans, free technical assistance and seminars to small businesses in our region. LIDC has lent over 2 billion dollars to Long Island entrepreneurs and leveraged another 4 billion in funding for them, in the process helping to create and retain over 65,000 jobs for our economy. Roz is now focused full time on her economic development activities. She is well known for her expertise in economic development, small business, and philanthropy. She has served on numerous national, regional and local boards including the national fiscal agent for the US Small Business Administration, overseeing some $250 million in bond sales each month, and the board of the National Service Corps. Of Retired Executives, working with some 12,000 national volunteers to assist thousands of entrepreneurs each year. Locally, she has served on the statewide small business incubator boards and regional economic development partnership boards for two NY governors. Roz has founded and led numerous economic development/community development organizations. Currently, she is proud to serve on the Board of Advisors of the Long Island Community Foundation, part of the NY Community Trust and the board of the Nassau AHRC Foundation and its Community Trusts. Roz has been honored for her work with small business, minority and women owned businesses and her philanthropic endeavors by three US Presidents, Congress, several New York State Governors, and many local organizations.