Ernie Canadeo

Three-year board member for the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Ernie Canadeo was recently named the organization’s new chairman. Canadeo has a long history within the local music, advertising and non-profit business communities. In addition to LIMHF, he also sits on the board of The Long Island Association, the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
and The United Way of Long Island among others. In 2011 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology, and he was awarded Long Island Man of the Year in 2008 by the Suffolk Community Council.

He is the president and 
CEO of Melville-based
 advertising agency The EGC
 Group, which he founded in
1985 after leaving a successful
 career as an ad manager for 
RCA Records. The company 
is the largest advertising and 
digital marketing company on 
Long Island. In 2012 Canadeo
 founded the Long Island
Digital Summit, an event that 
brings together hundreds of attendees from the nation’s top digital advertising and marketing companies. LIMHF named Canadeo chairman in anticipation of the organization’s expansion, which includes building its first museum. Canadeo was instrumental in securing the site, set to open in late 2016 in Wyandanch Village in the Town of Babylon.

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