Charles Berman was appointed by the town board to replace Rocco Iannarelli, who stepped down after six years to…More accept a position with the New York Power Authority (NYPA). This is the second time that Berman has served as the Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes.
Berman is a proven government affairs professional with a solid administrative background in business. His career in public service began when he was appointed Deputy Town Clerk for the town of Oyster Bay in 2000. He was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department. He assisted the elected clerk in providing quality service in a professional, courteous and cost-effective manner. Berman helped to revitalize and modernize the office and he oversaw the implementation of the state's automated hunting and fishing license system.
Starting in August of 2003, Berman was appointed North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes to succeed Ann Galante. He was responsible for the collection and distribution of all county, school, general and special district taxes within the town. While in office, Charlie's department mailed 180,000 tax bills and sent 100,000 electronic bills through Tax Service Organizations during four collection cycles. It also received and posted 288,000 tax payments, including 10,000 payments in person at Town Hall and it handled 60,000 telephone calls from the public.
In 2004, Charlie was appointed to serve as Assistant to the Chairman of the Nassau County Board of Assessors. There he served as the chairman's liaison to all divisions within the department. He wrote personal correspondence, did case work, and answered constituent inquiries. He also worked on special assignments including: coordinating the department's successful investigation of the over-billing practices of property tax reduction consultants with the NYS Attorney General's office. In 2009, the new County Assessor promoted Charlie to Director of the Assessment Assistance Division. There he helped to direct community services programs for the department and supervised a professional staff of over 30 CSEA clerical and call center personnel and field assessors.
Before his life in public office, Charlie was the Executive Vice President of Berman Agency, Inc. a family owned insurance brokerage firm that specialized in property and casualty, disability and life insurance products for personal and commercial clients. Prior to that he was the Director of Operations of Pandick Technologies, Inc. NY, a division of Pandick Press, which was a financial printer and a NYSE company. He received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Albany.