Staten Island’s favorite son, Al Lambert once told me ‘On Staten Island, Visibility is Credibility’. The SIEDC has the reach and the public’s attention to execute this vital mission for its members”. In addition to the SIEDC’s Board of Directors, Joe is currently a member of, and holds committee positions with, the boards of Notre Dame Academy, Project Hospitality, Richmond University Hospital and The Giving Hope Network.
He also serves as chairman of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Membership Council. His community involvement includes membership within the South Shore Rotary, Staten Island Collaborative Law Group, The Richmond County Country Club, The St George Theatre, Richmond County Referral Source and Tunnel2Towers. A graduate of Msgr. Farrell HS, he earned and BA in Economic from NYU prior to entering his career in financial planning 25 years ago.
Joe is a native Staten Islander: “Although I have been a practicing financial planning for 25 years, the past 5 have been especially significant in their marking the time when I reconnected with ‘my people’, Staten Islanders. I work here on the Island, I live here, I was born here and, of course with my lovely wife’s approval, I plan to die here on Staten Island. It is home.” Dr. Daniel J. Messina, CEO of Richmond University Medical Center says: “Joe is a tireless leader who is bright, articulate and highly capable to further the cause, help diagnose the business challenge or motivate those around him to move the agenda in question forward.” Erin Urban, Executive Director of The Noble Maritime Collection, reinforces Dr. Messina’s sentiment: “Joe Torres’ experience working with non-profit institutions is considerable. He is not only knowledgeable, he is eager to lend is help and expertise.