Richard Nasti - H.J. Kalikow and Company Executive Vice President
As executive vice president of New York City-based H.J. Kalikow & Company, Richard Nasti oversees the organization's real estate business. All elements of these holdings, including their development, construction, financing, and management, fall under his purview. Mr. Nasti took on this position in 1987 and handled the organization's management of the New York Post during the first several years of his employment.
Richard Nasti has a background in law and politics. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1981, he served United States Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato as chief counsel, handling legislative initiatives and compliance issues. He followed this position with a role as Senator D'Amato's campaign manager, dealing with regulatory compliance, get-out-the-vote initiatives, strategy, and mail marketing, which lead the senator to win with 58 percent of the vote. He also served President Reagan as Regional Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration.
Mr. Nasti also has a long history of public service. He was a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board in the 1990s and has worked with several government task forces on policy issues.
Mr. Nasti has been involved in education for many years. He served as Chairman of Stony Brook University for fifteen years and currently serves on the Stony Brook Foundation Board. He has served on the boards of Iona College and Iona Preparatory School.
Mr. Nasti has been received numerous awards and recognitions. He was knighted by the Italian Republic in 2012, received the Ellis Island Medal of Freedom, the Iona Preparatory Blessed Edmund Rice Award, the Stony Brook medal, and the Stony Brook Distinguished Alumni Award.