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About Us | Smithtown I.A.B

About Us

This organization has provided students with the opportunity to gain more knowledge in areas of study, that interest them for the past 39 years. Whether students are interested in the arts, fashion, accounting & finance, journalism, business management, healthcare, real estate, or technology the IAB is the perfect place to explore career paths and learn the best way to showcase their talents. The Smithtown IAB has a very diverse group of members, that are all willing to help students explore all the careers and majors out there. Our students passion to learn more about various careers and their willingness to learn have inspired many members to offer internships or help with IAB sponsored events.

As a partner, joining the IAB gives you the chance to expand your connections in Smithtown as you meet other professionals and businesses in the community, as well as partners from all over Long Island and NY City.  You can do all of this while  networking with future high school graduates who could possibly become  future employees. You can choose to be a mentor, guest speaker, event sponsor or even create and offer paid or unpaid internships. There is no fee to join – all that is needed is the willingness to help enhance the education that our students get in the classrooms of Smithtown Schools.  Simply attending a few meetings and/or events each year and meeting students to share your experiences will only help strengthen the program as a whole. We hope to see you at one of our next meetings! 

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Already want to help help? Contact Mary Pat Grafstein to get started!

Mrs. Mary Pat Grafstein, Executive Director
Work Experience Coordinator/Business Educator
Smithtown High Schools East & West
382-5210 phone / 382-5213 fax

Mrs. Christine LoFrese, CTE Chairperson

CTE Chairperson



Smithtown Schools Industry Advisory Board

Dr. James Grossane Ed.D, Superintendent
Smithtown Central School District
26 New York Avenue
Smithtown, NY 11787

We are very lucky to have these two dedicated people holding the position of Co-Chairs of the IAB for the upcoming year.

Mr. Thomas Ambery, Business Co-Chair
Director of Wealth Management
Estee Lauder

Mr. Ambery is the Senior Vice President of MTV Networks and is a district resident with two children currently in our schools and one who has graduated from Smithtown West. Tom has been a member of the Industry Advisory Board for approximately 8 years.

Mr. Robert Mattson, Business Co-Chair
Vice President, Sanna Mattson MacLeod Advertising

Mr. Robert Mattson is the Executive Vice President of Sanna Mattson MacLeod Advertising here in Smithtown. Bob is a resident of Smithtown and his children have all graduated from Smithtown schools. He has been involved in the Industry Advisory Board for approximately 16 years.