President and founder of the Museum of American Armor, Lawrence Kadish, today announced that Carolynn Lucca-Black has been appointed to serve on the museum’s board. She joins former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Ed Blumenfeld of BDG, Ltd., Michael Polimeni of Polimeni International, Frederick Daum of PSEG, Michael Sapraicone of Squad Security and Steve Napolitano of First Nationwide Title in supporting the museum and its mission of honoring our American veterans and those still on active duty.

Ms. Lucca-Black began her career in banking some 15 years ago when she left Deloitte and Touche. By 2005, she joined Signature Bank as an Associate Group Director on the Melville team. Carolynn is a graduate of Fairfield University where she received a BS in Accounting. In addition to her recent appointment to the Board of the Museum of American Armor she is also on the Board of Regents for Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation and is the Treasurer for Healthy Directions, a not-for-profit that focuses on childhood obesity in inner cities.

“We are a nation that too often forgets the heroes who live among us; the veterans who have served and those who defend our nation during this ongoing War on Terror. I am proud to be associated with a museum whose mission is so closely aligned with my personal belief that we have a moral responsibility to not only honor these men and women but to educate a new generation of Americans about what these soldiers, sailors and airmen and women have done on our behalf,” stated Ms. Lucca-Black.

Opened in cooperation with Nassau County and County Executive Edward P. Mangano, The Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, is a living tribute to every American who has worn the uniform and those who continue to defend our nation today as we face the ongoing threats from terrorists. Its collection includes World War II tanks, artillery, armored cars and weapons that broke the back of the Axis powers over seventy years ago.

It is open Wednesday through Sunday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10, adults; $7, children 5 – 12 (under 5 admitted free); and $7 for seniors, volunteer firefighters and veterans. Admission provides visitors with access to both the armor museum and the adjacent Old Bethpage Village Restoration. More information can be found at www.museumofamericanarmor.org and on Facebook.