Kudos—Awards And Achievements Around Westchester (9/14)

College of New Rochelle Earns “START-UP NY” Designation

The College of New Rochelle recently became the first private college in the Mid-Hudson Region to be designated as a START-UP NY location. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program provides major incentives for businesses to relocate, start up, or significantly expand in New York State through affiliations with public and private universities, colleges, and community colleges. Through the program, The College of New Rochelle will seek to establish a partnership with high tech businesses in fields such as biotechnology, information technology, re-manufacturing, advance materials, engineering, or electronic products. The College has designated 20,334 square feet in Maura Hall on its main campus in New Rochelle, for use by the selected business. “We are very pleased to have been selected for the START-UP NY program and extremely proud to support Governor Cuomo’s transformative initiative to stimulate economic development in New York by growing business and creating jobs,” said Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle.

Heineken PR Pro Honored by PRWeek Magazine

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Stacey Tank, SVP & Chief Corporate Relations Officer at White Plains-based Heineken USA, was recently honored with the distinct award of “40 Under 40” 2014: Heavy Hitters by PRWeek. Since 2007, the magazine has recognized individuals who go above and beyond in their PR careers at a young age. Tank, 33, who lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, tackles vast responsibilities for Heineken, ranging from government relations (state and federal); to public affairs, including alcohol policy; and corporate communications, including media relations and social media, employee engagement, and executive communications.  Over the years, Tank has boosted the company’s reputation among key stakeholders and streamlined its communications strategy, driving a more coordinated approach to media relations.  In addition, Tank has increased employee engagement from 22% to more than 68%—an all-time high at the company. 

White Plains Hospital Receives “Outstanding Patient Experience Award”

White Plains Hospital was recently honored with the “2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award” by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The hospital was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay. Healthgrades evaluated 3,582 hospitals that submitted patient surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for eligibility for the award, covering inpatient services provided from March 2012 to April 2013. White Plains Hospital is in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation to meet these criteria. “This award is a wonderful validation of what we do every day to provide truly exceptional care for our patients,” said Susan Fox, President of White Plains Hospital. “We are very proud of our hospital culture, which prioritizes the highest quality of patient care and safety above all else.”

Five Westchester Attorneys Named 2015 “Best Lawyers”

Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, has been named the Best Lawyers 2015 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” for White Plains. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates. The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition is reserved for a single lawyer in each practice specialty within a designated metropolitan area. 2014 marks the fourth consecutive year that Enea has been recognized by Best Lawyers.

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Attorneys from the White Plains office of workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C., have also been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers. Managing Shareholder Joseph A. Saccomano, Jr. and Shareholders Susan M. Corcoran, Marko C. Maglich and Patrick L. Vaccaro are four of 119 attorneys from the firm recognized in the 2015 Edition. Joseph Saccomano is the Office Managing Shareholder of the White Plains, New York and Albany, New York offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is the Coordinator of the firm’s Metro New York Regional offices. He currently manages the litigation group in the Firm’s White Plains, New York office. Susan Corcoran is a Shareholder in the White Plains office, practicing exclusively in the area of employment and labor law. She regularly litigates in court or defends administrative matters on behalf of the firm’s clients..

Marko Maglich, also a Shareholder in the White Plain office, practices immigration law exclusively, and is a member of the firm’s Immigration practice group. Mr. Maglich’s practice deals with all aspects of business-related visas, compliance by employers and individuals with U.S. immigration law (including in M&A transactions and workplace enforcement), and in proceedings before the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Labor. Shareholder

Patrick Vaccaro is head of the firm’s Lateral Recruitment Initiative and its Marketing function. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. In his more than 47 years of practice, Mr. Vaccaro has represented employers in virtually every conceivable type of labor and employment law matter.

Susan Corcoran

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Joseph Saccomano

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Tarrytown CEO Named NY’s Top Independent Financial Advisor

Rob Clarfeld, CEO of Clarfeld Wealth Strategists and Financial Confidantes in Tarrytown, has been ranked New York’s top independent financial adviser for the sixth consecutive year on Barron’s recently released Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors list for 2014. With a score of 99.496 out of 100, Clarfeld ranked eighth nationally for 2014, placing among the top 10 independent wealth advisers nationwide for the sixth year in a row. In selecting the honorees, Barron uses a proprietary ranking methodology that assesses assets, quality of business practices, revenue that advisers generate for their firms and other factors. The honor, Clarfeld says, “attests to the consistency of our methodology, high-touch client service culture and ongoing commitment to excellence.”

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