VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC RELATIONS
Entering his 22nd season with the Nets, Gary Sussman was promoted in the summer of 2003 to his current position overseeing the Nets' basketball public relations efforts, which followed eight seasons as the team's director of corporate communications. Besides serving as the Nets' primary spokesperson, Sussman is responsible for all aspects of communications for the team, including day-to-day media interaction, team publicity and game-day media operations.
In addition to his public relations duties, Sussman served as the team’s public address announcer in some capacity for two decades, commencing with Chuck Daly’s opening night in 1992 and concluding with the franchise’s final game in New Jersey on April 13, 2012.
Prior to joining the Nets, Sussman was the public relations director at Yonkers Raceway for seven years, where his duties included producing and hosting a nationally syndicated, Emmy- nominated television racing program, 'Summer Racing from Yonkers,' as well as hosting an award-winning radio harness racing program on WFAS. Sussman also served as the master of ceremonies for the North American Harness Writers Association national dinner and was a presenter at the Hall of Fame of the Trotter induction ceremonies.
A native of Liberty, New York, Sussman received his B.A. in political science from SUNY-Albany and his M.S. in television/radio from Syracuse University.
Gary and his wife, Rosemary, reside in Highland Mills, New York, and have two daughters, Marli, a lawyer in Manhattan, and Brynn, a senior at SUNY Oneonta.