Business Council of Westchester Announces 2020 class of Rising Stars

The Business Council of Westchester has announced its 2020 class of Rising Stars, a diverse and highly talented group representing an impressive array of professions. The winners will be honored on Sept. 2 at a location to be announced.

Anne Marie Gianutsos, Chief Marketing Officer, Houlihan Lawrence

“Every year I am very impressed with the exceptional quality and diversity of our honorees, and this year is no exception,” said Rising Stars Chairman Joseph McCoy, region manager, commercial lending, SVP, People’s United Bank. “I congratulate this year’s winners who represent a next generation of up and coming young professionals in Westchester County,’’ he added.

The 2020 Rising Stars are:

Fabiola Abreu, Director of Care Management and Community Projects, ANDRUS

Alejandro Alvarez, Co-Founder, Soulful Synergy, LLC

Jonathan Bandel, VP, Strategy and Innovation, White Plains Hospital

Jonathan L. Berliner, MD, Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists

Michael Bilt, Partner, Atlas Adjustments

Victoria Bruno, Business Development Manager, Kings Capital Construction

Jason Campbell, Senior Director of Business Development & Marketing, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

Rachel Carpenter, Interim Associate VP for Student Affairs & Dean for Students, Pace University

Kimberley Ennis, Associate Director of Nursing at Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital

Christian Espinoza, President/CEO, WOW! Building Maintenance Solutions Inc.

Caryn Friedman, Middle School Teacher, White Plains City School District

Joshua Gaccione, Director of Student Support Services, Westchester Community College

Lola Gazivoda, Team Leader-Vice President, M&T Bank

Joseph V. Graziose, Vice President, RXR Realty

Anne Marie Gianutsos, Chief Marketing Officer, Houlihan Lawrence

Joseph V. Graziose, Vice President, RXR Realty

Jeffrey M. Helf, Sr. VP & Chief Financial Officer, PCSB Bank

Ram Jagadeesan, Managing Partner, Lightbridge Academy

Lisa Kiser, Vice President, Beacon Adhesives

Albert Kwon, MD, Anesthesiologist, Westchester Medical Center

Colleen Mackey, Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Simone R. Mair, DOO, Curly Girl Collective

Eric Mandell, Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP

Robert McNamara, Director of Operations & Management, GHP Office Realty

Amy Natsoulis, Partner, Cuddy & Feder LLP

James Nolan, Founder & President, The Michael Nolan Memorial Fund

Kevin L. Pohlman, M.Ed., NRP, FACHE, CCEMT-P, CHSE, CHSOS, NHDP-BC, Asst. Director, Center for Disaster Medicine/Asst. Professor of Public Health, New York Medical College

Ailton Ramos, Section Mgr, Bronx/Westchester Contract Management, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Robert McNamara, Director of Operations & Management, GHP Office Realty

Kathleen Reckling, Deputy Director, ArtsWestchester

William Segel, Owner & President, Segel & Co., Inc.

Connor Shanahan, Manager Multi-Specialty Clinics and AIDS Care, Westchester Medical Center

Andrew Sindell, Manager of Volunteer Recruitment, American Red Cross – Metro NY North Chapter

Adeepa D. Singh, MD, Director of Pain Management, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Matt Slater, Town Supervisor, Town of Yorktown

Marco Tolisano, Senior Sales Analyst & Director of Oil Operations, Robison Energy Commercial LLC

Jennie Valles, MD, Attending Neurologist, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Juliette Vendryes, Administrative Director, Cardiology & Pulmonary Services, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Steven Vescio, Mayor; CFO, Village of Briarcliff Manor; LAWS Construction Co.

Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D., Founder, President and CEO, Weissman Children’s Foundation and The Child& Family Institute

Ray Wilcox, Executive Director & Brand Strategist, Yonkers Arts, Inc.

Daniel Wright, Director of Business Development, JDM Benefits

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.

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