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Rising Stars Shine at Million Air

The Business Council of Westchester, the county’s leading business membership organization, inducted its 2019 class of Rising Stars, a diverse and highly talented group representing an impressive array of professions.

The winners were honored Thursday during an evening reception at Million Air at the Westchester County Airport.

The Rising Stars program is modeled after the national business recognition program “40 under 40.” Rising Stars honorees were chosen based on professional and/or entrepreneurial accomplishments, professional and/or business affiliations, and demonstrated leadership skills.

“I’d like to congratulate this year’s class of Rising Stars. These exemplary leaders have distinguished themselves through their talent, determination, leadership and commitment to the Westchester business community. Their initiative, innovation and drive to succeed have gone a long way toward ensuring that Westchester remains the leading business that it is,’’ said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Westchester Business Council.

Eon Nichols, Partner, Cuddy and Feder and Chair of the Rising Stars, introduced Joe McCoy, the regional manager of commercial lending at People’s United Bank, who will be taking over for him has the new Chairman of the Rising Stars Leadership Council.

The 2019 Class of Rising Stars are: 

Chhaya Aggarwal Gupta, MD, Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology, Westchester Medical Center

Andreina Almazlinos, Senior Director of Strategic Finance, Heineken USA

Lamont Badru, Executive Director, Community Governance & Executive Council

Amanda Bayley, Co-Founder and Landscape Designer, Plan it Wild

Stephen Bedosky, Vice President & Partner, York International Agency

Jennifer Bonhomme, Vice President-Senior Relationship Manager,TD Bank

Kevin Bradley, Section Manager, Bronx/Westchester, Overhead/West, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Nicholas Campbell, Owner and President , Insurance on Hudson Agency/Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce

Steve Carpenter, Director of Clinical Sciences, Regeneron

Joseph Cooke, Director, Yonkers Extension Center, Westchester Community College

Meg Curtin, Associate Project Manager, Project & Development Services JLL

Andrew Donchez, President-Development, Mill Creek Residential Trust

Shary Enid Sanchez, Attorney in Charge, Peekskill Office Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

MacKenzie Forsberg, COO/Founder, Genesis Realty Group, LLC.

Elan Goldwaser, Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine/Physician Sports Medicine Specialist, Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons/NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Brendan Goodhouse, Senior Associate, Cuddy & Feder LLP

Brendan Hickey, Senior Director, GHP Office Realty LLC

Kevin Kelly, Senior Vice President, Group Manager- Commercial Real Estate, People’s United Bank

Samantha Levine, President and Creative Director, Auburn Jewelry

Caroline Martin, Director of Operations, MSM DesignZ Inc.

Jennifer Martire Baukol, Owner/Co-Founder and CEO, STEPS Home Care

Stephanie Melowsky, Esq., Vice President, PCSB Bank

Michael Milano, Owner, Brightway Insurance-The Milano Agency

Hillary Millman, Owner, In Better Words Marketing & Messaging

Dan Mulroy, President, 373 North

Danny Potocki, Managing Director, Accel7

Aishling Quinn, Development Officer, Music Conservatory of Westchester

Kemesha Salmon, Owner, TP Toys and Accessories

Simon Schaffer-Goldman, Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Development, Case Paper Company

Evan Schein, Esq., Partner, Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd LLP

Jacob Schofield, Director of YPIE Regeneron STEM Institute, Yonkers Partners in Education

Jill Spielberg, Partner, Harold Salant Strassfield & Spielberg

Steven Stern, Managing Member, Stern Business Management

Josh Strauss, Vice President and Director of Operations, Strauss Paper Company

Christopher Strebel, Project Manager, LeChase Construction

Julia Takeda, Founder & CEO, Fly Louie

Erika Trovado, DO, MS, Co-Director, Inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program , Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Jaclyn Tyler, President/Principal, AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley/Tyler Architecture and Planning, PLLC

Carol Ward, Director, One River School

Andrew Weisz, Vice President, RPW Group

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