Joe Schramm, a Northport resident and business owner, has been named to the new LGBTQ+ Advisory Board by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Schramm was also elected vice chairman.
The purpose of the board is to serve as advisers to county officials on Suffolk LGBTQ+ community issues.
Schramm said, “I am honored to be included with this outstanding group of board members, and to serve our county government.” He added, “I am especially pleased that Mr. Bellone has included the LGBTQ+ community within his agenda.”
In addition to the LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, Schramm also serves his community as the second Vice-President of the Northport Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he was a member of the Northport Police Review Committee, and the Future Planning Committee for the Northport-East Northport School District.
In 2021, Schramm ran unsuccessfully for Huntington Town Board.
Schramm has served on the boards of several community organizations that support youth, including the Hetrick-Martin Institute which supports LGBTQ+ youth.
Professionally, Schramm’s company, the Schramm Marketing Group, promotes sports including soccer, produces leading business conferences for the television industry, and specializes in multicultural marketing.
He produced last year’s PRIDE TV Summit, presented by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News magazines.