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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Marianne Garvin 2008


  • Title: President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Company: Community Development Corporation of Long Island
  • Location: 2100 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, NY 11720 (Long Island)
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn

Family: Married, two children

College: Stony Brook University, BA; University of Chicago, MA

First job in real estate or allied field: Executive director, Housing Help, Huntington

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As president, I oversee

all of the organization’s line of businesses. In fulfilling our strategic plan we are committed

to providing affordable housing and rental opportunities for first-time homebuyers and

lower-income Long Islanders, similar to the Cottages at Mattituck, a 22-unit, new

affordable workforce housing development; and Conifer Village apartments in East

Patchogue, rental units for lower-income senior citizens.

Hobbies: Reading, gardening

Favorite book: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Favorite movie: “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Gandhi

Keys to success: Hard work, integrity

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? None. I can’t imagine doing a

job other than working in the housing and community development field.