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The NYCSRA elects its first female president

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

The New York City Special Riggers Association (NYCSRA) is proud to announce, welcome and congratulate its new president, Veronika Sikorski, who took office with a slate of other officers on February 1, 2020.

New president, Veronika Sikorski with outgoing president, John Pantanelli.

Photo: Alison Garber

Veronika Sikorski, vice president at ELM Suspension Systems, is joined by newly elected Vice President, Michael DiFonzo, president of Central Construction Management and returning treasurer, Eric Janczyk, president at Nova Construction Services. This slate of leaders will build upon the successful foundation created by our founding members and take the NYCSRA into 2020 and beyond.

The NYCSRA expresses deep gratitude to the outgoing team of leaders who have tirelessly run this organization with dignity and respect.

Outgoing President, John Pantanelli of Swing Staging, is a founding member. Under John’s leadership the NYCSRA has grown into an organization that is well respected amongst our elected officials and the Department of Buildings leadership. John will continue to serve as a member of the board. Outgoing vice president, Matthew Jaworski, owner of Brend Restoration, has served as vice president for the last 4 years, bringing a new level of outreach, organization and forethought to the board. Matthew will continue to sit on the association’s DOB Committee.

The New York City Special Riggers Association is dedicated to keeping its membership updated on safety trends and methods, including but not limited to NYC Department of Buildings/OSHA code changes and compliance, with emphasis on the safety of workers and the general public. Its dedicated government relations team monitors NYC legislation, rules and regulations, and lobbies the Mayor’s Office, Department of Buildings, New York City Council and other agencies to ensure the interests of its members are heard. For more information visit


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