Following more than 35 years as a Police Officer, and after advocating for his former union members and other law enforcement officers, and public employees in general, for many years, for the past 15 years Bing Markee has worked as a full-time registered lobbyist, specializing in and concentrating on legislative advocacy at the state level in Albany, New York.
During this most recent chapter in his life, he served as the Legislative Director of the New York State Association of PBAs (NYSAP), an umbrella organization comprising scores of law enforcement groups representing police officers. In 2022, NYSAP merged into the Police Conference of New York (PCNY), forming the largest police organization in New York State. Bing now serves as the Legislative Director for PCNY.
In January 2007, Bing retired from the Port Authority (of New York & New Jersey) Police Department, where he enjoyed a long career as a Police Officer. He served on the Executive Board of the Port Authority PBA as an elected official for more than 27 years, including a full term as its President. He served as Chair of the Legislative and Pension Committee for the Port Authority PBA from 1993-2006.
Bing served as the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Police Conference of New York for 15 years, beginning in 1990. He also served for many years as the Vice President At-Large, and as a member of the Legislative Committee, for the National Association of Police Organizations.
Following the 9/11 attack, Bing was appointed Chair of the 9/11 Committee of the New York State Public Employee Conference (NYSPEC). For several years he served as Co-Chair, with the venerable Floyd Holloway, of the NYSPEC Legislative Committee, and has served as its sole Chair since January 2007.
Bing represented NYSAP on the Governor's Police Officer Memorial Advisory Committee, the Governor’s Police Officer of the Year Award Committee, and the Comptroller’s Advisory Council for the New York State Employees’ Retirement System.
Born in Manhattan, raised in the South Bronx and then Queens, he is a “born-and-bred New York City boy”. At the age of 18, during the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and is an honorably discharged combat veteran. He is a proud Life Member of the following organizations: Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and is distinctly honored to have been awarded the Vietnam Veterans of America Achievement Medal for his pro bono Publico work as a lobbyist for that organization.
He has a baccalaureate degree from SUNY’s Empire State College, where he majored in Labor Studies.
A proud and loving Father and Grandfather, Bing lives happily ever after with none of his ex-wives.