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BCW Announces Election of Four New Members to Its Board of Directors

The Business Council of Westchester, the county’s largest and most influential business membership organization, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new members for three-year terms are Christina O’Shea-Daly, Ronnie Ram, Dr. Rajiv R. Ratan, and Dr. Frank D. Sánchez.

Christina O’Shea-Daly is the vice-president of Great Point Studios in Yonkers, which is becoming the largest film and television recording complex in the Northeast. She is a seasoned production executive with extensive experience in managing full production cycles from conception to delivery. She has strong creative relationships with A-list talent and producers. Her strengths lie in talent management, casting, development, multi-project planning and budget execution. She has been a production executive on over 3,500 hours of programming in many genres for major domestic and international outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, Netflix, and Hulu.

Ronnie Ram is the CEO and Founder of Inspiria Outdoor in White Plains. His firm delivers outdoor advertising to clients throughout the United States, from major airports and billboards to subways and Times Square. Ram focuses on overall strategy, sales and team development. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter and has been involved with LLS since 2009. He holds a master’s degree in speech and interpersonal communication from New York University. In 2010, Ram received the “40 Under 40″ Rising Stars Award from the Business Council of Westchester.

Dr. Rajiv R. Ratan is the CEO of the Burke Neurological Institute in White Plains. In this role, he has created and implemented a strategic plan to bring the best in contemporary neuroscience to bear on repairing the brain and the spinal cord. He is also the Founder of NeuroCuresNY, a non-profit partly funded by the state of New York which brings together the University of Rochester, the Center for Adaptive Neurotechnology at Wadsworth, Johns Hopkins and the Burke Neurological Institute to collaborate on the first clinical trials platform for chronic stroke in the United States.

Dr. Frank D. Sánchez began his term as fifteenth president of Manhattanville in July. As the former president of Rhode Island College, he elevated the school’s “U.S. News and World Report” social mobility ranking to #2 among New England public institutions, grew student diversity, modernized academic facilities, and significantly increased fundraising, all of which aligns with strategic priorities at Manhattanville. He has served as a member of the United Way of Rhode Island Board of Directors, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and the Providence Performing Arts Council.

“These four accomplished and innovative leaders will bring exciting, new perspectives to the BCW’s board and I am excited to receive their contributions. They bring a wealth of experience in the areas of life sciences / research, education, advertising and entertainment, all booming sectors in our region. The BCW is so fortunate to have these distinguished professionals join our board,” said BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon.

In addition to the election of new board members, the BCW will also welcome Eon Nichols, Partner at Cuddy & Feder, to its Executive Committee.

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