Vincent Brancato was born in New York and has lived within 100 miles of the city his entire life.  In his career he worked primarily in the industrial sector and international steel business. A lifelong volunteer he has worked with the Carmel Rotary Club, the Woodbury CT Lions, Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, NRDC and is currently a leader at the Climate Reality project.  He has been a member of the New York Society for Ethical Culture 15 years and is the current co-chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee as well as board member of the SSB.