Barry Swidler, Vice Chairman

Barry Swidler

Barry Swidler serves as the Vice Chairman of the NYSIF Board of Commissioners.

Vice Chairman Swidler is the President of American Fire Restoration, LLC, which provides cleanup operations following fire, water and mold damage.

Mr. Swidler recently sold Long Island Carpet Cleaners, Inc., a family business in operation since 1917, to his son, but remains with the company in a management position.

Mr. Swidler has also served as Chairman of NYSIF Launderers and Cleaners Safety Group 34, which began in 1923, and is the oldest safety group in NYSIF’s safety group program.

Mr. Swidler is chairman and a founding member of the Long Island Council for Birthright Israel and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Birthright Israel Foundation. He also serves on the Long Island UJA Executive Committee.

He is past President of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA), an international trade association for restorers and cleaners with over 1,000 members.

A graduate of the University of Rochester and Boston University School of Law, Mr. Swidler was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1981.

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