Comissioner Elyse Riesa born and raised in Queens, New York , Elyse is a 20 year resident of Florida and a 10 year resident of Highland Beach. She is happily married to Marty with two wonderful adult sons .
She has a BA degree from Queens College in New York and a Masters degree in Government programs from George Washington University in Washington,D.C.
As a professional , she has been a Managing Director / Global Vice President for one of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and most recently a small business owner /CEO. Her work experience and knowledge includes executive management level expertise in major government contracting, program management , global customer service, corporate negotiations, telecommunications and engineering. Elyse has been responsible for secure communication installations in the White House during the Bush and Clinton administrations along with Army, Navy, Air Force Programs world wide and even the restoration of communications at the World Trade Center when it was bombed the first time in 1993. She has negotiated millions of dollars in sales with some of the largest commercial companies in the world. Winning awards for customer service , sales and promoting small business growth, Elyse has always been an advocate for her customers, large and small. She has that same commitment to serving all our residents.
Since moving to Highland Beach, Elyse has been the voluntary team leader for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Highland Beach. It is a team of individuals , certified , trained and dedicated to assisting our residents along with first responders in the event of any disaster including hurricanes.
She has been a member and chair of the Beaches and Shores Advisory Board and a member of the Planning Board.
Elyse is dedicated to promoting transparency, open communications, and advancing the quality of life in Highland Beach.
Term: March 2017 to March 2019