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Rising Stars to Shine June 15

The Business Council of Westchester this week announced its Rising Stars class for 2017. Represented were up and coming professionals in biotechnology, health care, information technology, real estate, education, marketing and other fields. The awards ceremony will be held on June 15, 2017 at 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook.

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“This year’s Rising Stars winners are truly exceptional, not only for their talent and leadership, but also for the breadth of industries they represent,’’ said BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon. “With so many worthy candidates the selection process was exceptionally challenging.” Gordon thanked Eon Nichols, Partner, Cuddy and Feder and Chair of the Rising Stars and the Selection Committee for their efforts.

Noura Abul-Husn, Director, Translational Genetics, Regeneron Genetic Center
Jessica Apicella, Senior Manager of Marketing, Media Planning & Special Events, Thompson & Bender
Gene-Christian Baca, Owner/Operator, Walter’s Hot Dogs, Inc./Walter’s Hot Dog Truck, Inc.
Gregory Bautista, Partner, Wilson Elser
Michael Buonassisi, Portfolio Manager, Altium Wealth Management, LLC
John Cerino, Senior Advisor/ Confidential Scheduler to the County Executive, Westchester County
Alex Chavarria, Director of Community & Family Services, Port Chester Carver Center
William Colona, Director, Government & Community Relations, Pace University
Michael Curti, Corporation Counsel, City of Yonkers
Noel D’Allacco, Assistant Professor, Business Administration, The College of Westchester
Jacob Dibble, Director of Project Management, CBRE
Kamilah Dowling, Nurse Practitioner, Montefiore Health System
Joanne Dunn,
Director of Employment Services, Westhab Inc.
Sahra English, Vice President, Public Policy – US Markets, Mastercard
Joanna Fang, Foley Artist, Alchemy Post Sound
Jeremy Frank, Director of Acquisitions, Robert Martin Company, LLC; Bryan Fryer, Senior Manager, Maier Markey & Justic LLP
Daniel Harm Jr.; Construction Manager, Transmission Construction, Con Edison
Katie Hatch,
Director of PR & Marketing, Westchester Knicks/MSG
Mona Kennedy,
Family Medicine Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence HospitalChristine La Porta, Deputy Executive Director, The Westchester Parks Foundation
Hakim Lahlou,
Assistant Director of Graduate Business Recruitment, Mercy College
Bridget Lasda
, Vice President of National Sales, Heineken USA
Kate Liberman; Managing Director, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Joseph Long
, Managing Director, Strategies for Wealth
Jodi McCredo,
President, Always Printing
Robert McGuinness,
Regional Asset Manager, Kite Realty Group
Michelle Nicholas,
Vice President, Development & External Affairs, Family Services of Westchester
Jennifer Ratner,
Audiologist/Co-Owner, Audiology Associates of Westchester
Kristy Rotonde; Owner/Founder, PLUSHBLOW
Christina Rubicco,
Owner, Anna & Jack’s Treehouse
Lauren Sabol, Associate, Leason Ellis LLP
Daria Semenova;
Design Director, American Christmas, Inc.
Saad Siddiqui; Partner, Ferrante & Siddiqui, LLP
Michael Silverman; Director of Rehabilitation & Wellness, Northern Westchester Hospital
Matthew Skinner; Operations Technology & Architecture Supervisor, Reckson A Division of SL Green Realty Corp.
Felix Tapia,
Director of Marketing, Robison Oil/Original Energy/ Singer Holding Corp.
Michael Vannucci; Vice President Marketing, IAC Applications
Paul Viggiano;
Director of Marketing & Business Administration, A.G. Williams Painting Company
Katharine Yamulla,
Director, Clinical Skills & Simulation Center, New York Medical College

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