Congratulations to Willett Public Affairs client Peter Rescigno for being named to City & State’s 2021 Real Estate/Construction 40 Under 40 List!
Director of Operations and Assistant Executive Secretary, New York Electrical Contractors Association
City & State, May 17, 2021
At the New York Electrical Contractors Association, the largest arm of the National Electrical Contractors Association representing 150 members, no two days are the same. And Peter Rescigno likes it that way.
“I could be dealing with one contractor on some labor issues, later that afternoon I could be dealing with a state senator on a public contracting reform, and maybe have an education seminar in between,” he says. “It’s a job that really encompasses labor relations, government affairs, collective bargaining, education and safety.”
Before joining NYECA, where he’s now the director of operations and assistant executive secretary, the native New Yorker spent a few years working on Capitol Hill. During his time as a staffer at the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and for the U.S. House of Representatives, he learned how to quickly adapt to an ever-changing political landscape and how to effectively distill and communicate complex information. These skills have been particularly useful during the coronavirus pandemic as Rescigno’s team created the COVID-19 Rapid Response Center, a toolkit designed to keep contractors informed about all federal, state and city guidelines.
“COVID-19 took everything by storm,” he says. “(But), we worked with the union to make sure that we were all on the same page. We made sure that open job sites were safe, that employers were protecting workers, and that workers were coming to work doing what they needed to do with the confidence that their job site was secure.”