Board of Trustees

Elliot S. Conway, Mayor

Mayor Conway

Elliot was raised in Brookville and has been a resident of Upper Brookville with his wife and two daughters for 22 years. He was elected to a two-year term as Mayor in June, 2016 and re-elected to a four-year term in June 2018.

He spent his career in structured finance at Citibank, where he retired as a Senior Credit Officer and Managing Director in 2009. His specialty was infrastructure finance with tax, accounting and regulatory components. He earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

He previously served the village as a volunteer consultant during the Old Brookville Police Department contract renegotiation in 2012 and, later, as an Alternate on the Board of Zoning Appeals. In 2012 he successfully appealed a BZA decision to the New York State Supreme Court, protecting the village from a dangerous precedent that could have significantly eroded setback laws.

He currently serves on the Finance Policy Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM), an association of, and for, cities and villages in New York. NYCOM represents about 12 million New Yorkers. The Finance Policy Committee provides general guidance and policy recommendations to the NYCOM Executive Committee and staff, develops positions on various pieces of legislation, and considers new legislative proposals that will benefit cities and villages.

Elliot also serves on the Board as Treasurer of the Nasssau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA). The NCVOA is an organization comprising and representing all of Nassau County’s 64 villages with 450,000 residents. It was created for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating cooperation among its member villages for their mutual benefit and welfare.

Elliot serves as a Police Commissioner of the Old Brookville Police Department and also as a member of the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Community Council (CCC). The objective of the CCC is to improve the effectiveness of Nassau County police service by better addressing specific community needs as well as to better provide the police with support. The ultimate goal is to increase community and officer safety and crime reduction. 

Edward J. Madden Jr., Trustee

Edward Madden is a 19 year resident of Upper Brookville living on Canon Lane. He raised 3 children who all attended Oyster Bay schools.

He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson selling and leasing residential and commercial real estate. Prior to joining S&D Real Estate, he had a successful 35 years career in the securities industry. His responsibilities included securities financing, liquidity management, risk management and various management and administrative roles.

Ed started his career in accounting, budgeting and expense control. At JP Morgan Securities, he turned around the Mortgage Backed Securities Repo Book, making it the most profitable book on the desk.

During his time at UBS Securities, he set up the Mortgage Backed Securities Repo book, established new financing capabilities, traded a $30 billion dollar Repo book and helped the desk become Institutional Investor Magazine’s consistently top ranked Repo Desk on the Street, based on a poll of institutional customers.

Most recently, Ed was the first employee hired and was instrumental in setting up Pierpont Securities LLC, a fixed income broker dealer, filing applications with regulators, clearing banks, and the various clearing organizations. Once regulatory approval was obtained, he set up and co headed the Repo Desk. He was a member of the Liquidity Management Committee and the Interim Finance Oversight Committee which was responsible for the firm’s financial oversight during the CFO’s medical leave.

Ed has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College and an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University.

Helen Solomon, Trustee

As a lifelong resident of the North Shore of Long Island, and longtime resident of Upper Brookville, I am honored to serve as Trustee. I grew up in Locust Valley, and have lived in Upper Brookville for 25 years with my husband Steven Solomon. We raised our three children in this beautiful Village. I have been honored to give back to Upper Brookville by serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals for 3 years, and prior to that on the Beautification Committee. I also ran Upper Brookville’s program to restore the dogwoods (the Village’s official tree) a few years ago.

Outside of my service for Upper Brookville, I am currently a member of the Women’s Board of Fresh Meadow Country Club and an avid canasta and bridge player, who has achieved Life Master status. I also have a passion for interior design and gardening.

Carl A. Friedrich, Deputy Mayor

Carl and his wife Marisa have lived in Upper Brookville since 2002, where they are raising their five children – all attending Locust Valley Central School District.

Carl currently works as Managing Director and Head of Investments for FCE Group – an asset management firm based in Lake Success.  He specializes in portfolio optimization and alternative investments, and has developed a number of enhanced analytical tools, trading algorithms and hedging techniques over his 20+ year career in finance.

Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Finance and Accounting.  He is a CFA® charterholder, certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Enrolled Agent (EA), and Certified Financial Planner™ Professional (CFP®).

Carl served for three years as Trustee for the Locust Valley Central School District, where he chaired the Audit Committee.  He also served on the Nassau County Comptroller’s Audit Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2013.  He has served as Director and Treasurer for his street’s homeowners’ association since its founding in 2005.

Innis O’Rourke III, Trustee

Innis grew up in Upper Brookville when his parents moved to the Village in 1954. He and his wife, Allison, and their three children moved from Glen Cove to Upper Brookville in 2000. They live in his childhood home.

Innis graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English. He then received his medical degree from The Universidad Central Del Este in the Dominican Republic, and then completed a Pediatric Residency program at what is now NYU Langone-Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola.

Since 1983, he has been in private practice Pediatrics in Glen Cove. He serves as the school physician for the Locust Valley Central School District.

Innis became a member of the Village’s Zoning Board of Appeals in 2005 and was appointed the Board’s chairman in 2015. His Father, by the same name, served the Village for many years as a board member, commissioner, trustee, and Deputy Mayor.