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National Volunteer Week 2022


Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is a federally recognized event honoring those who lend their time and talent to helping others. This week, we celebrate the contributions of some of our employees who volunteer with charitable and not-for-profit organizations dedicated to our common goal: strengthening the quality of life in the Long Island and Northern Virginia regions.

Principal Jim Coughlan has served five years as an Officer on the Board of the Long Island Builders Institute, including two years as President and was recently sworn in as Chairman. He is an active board member of the Hauppauge Industrial Association and also has been serving as a board member at the Community Development Corporation of Long Island for more than 22 years. Jim recently stepped down after 12 years as Chairman but continues to serve on the board. He has also served as a member of the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Task Force, where he has played a crucial role in assisting Suffolk County’s only hospital dedicated to specialized care for children. Jim is being honored this year by both the Long Island Builders Institute and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island for his service.

In addition to his work with TRITEC, Partner and Executive Vice President Kevin Law continues to serve our region and state in several capacities and remains passionate about the growth of Long Island and its affordable housing opportunities. As such, he is the Chairman of the Stony Brook University Council and Chairman of the Long Island Housing Partnership, a not-for-profit developer of affordable housing. Most recently, Governor Kathy Hochul nominated Kevin to be the next Chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, an organization dedicated to promoting the state and local economies as well as encouraging business investment and job creation.

TRITEC Partner and Executive Vice President Trish Mayhew is a member of the Urban Land Institute. She recently joined the Lancaster County Housing Advisory Board in Lancaster County, VA, with a mission to help bring affordable and workforce housing to the county. In addition, Trish has served on the Metropolitan DC Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Governors and is the co-founder of the Metro DC Women in Commercial Real Estate Finance Association (“WI-CREF”).

Insurance Administrator Michael Short is actively involved in his local community. As his youngest son swims for the Sachem Swim Club, Michael and his wife volunteer at his swim meets in their free time. They help time the meets, coordinate the pool, and marshal for the events. Additionally, Michael has recently joined the Knights of Columbus Joan of Arc Council 1992 at Infant Jesus Church in Port Jefferson, as a way to help the Church, fellow parishioners, and the surrounding community. The Knights of Columbus not only help with charitable efforts in the community but all over the United States and worldwide. With so much going on in the world at this day and age, he felt that this is his way to do his part and help others.  

At TRITEC, we pride ourselves on being a community partner. This means that in every project that we take on, we make a long-term commitment to making communities better and to creating positive, lasting changes for local areas. We live within the same communities that we serve, and are actively helping build stronger neighborhoods and towns across Long Island and Northern Virginia.