Richard J. Martinelli is secretary and treasurer of Today Media. Born and raised in Yonkers, New York, Richard is the former president of Gazette Press. Established in 1884, it was the oldest printing company in Westchester County, and is now owned by Today Media and operating as Today Media Custom Communications.
Richard’s father, Angelo, purchased Gazette Press in 1948. In 1996, Richard was elected to the Yonkers City Council, representing the Third Council District, and was re-elected to three additional two-year terms. During his tenure, Richard served as majority leader, majority whip and chairman of numerous subcommittees. In 2003, he was elected City Council president, serving for two years. Richard sits on the board of trustees of St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, is a former member of the board of directors for the Yonkers YMCA, and is a past president of the Yonkers Rotary Club.
He earned a BA in public relations from the University of Miami and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers.