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