Promotions, Hires, And Other Job Changes Around Westchester (6/24)

This week’s ins and outs in the world of Westchester business.

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John M. Belpedio to Lead the National Fixed Asset Practice at WTP Advisors

John Belpedio has joined White Plains-based WTP Advisors to lead its national Fixed Asset Practice and oversee issues surrounding Federal tax depreciation. Belpedio helps capital-intensive companies, such as manufacturers, retailers, and utility companies, optimize their tax position through an array of strategies including retroactive cost segregation studies, repair studies, as well as consulting clients in the area of alternative energy sources and/or increased depreciation deductions. Prior to joining WTP Advisors, Belpedio was a senior leader in the federal tax practices at PwC LLP and Grant Thornton LLP in the New York metro region.

The Westchester Bank Hires New CFO

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Kenneth D. Walter, CPA, CF has been appointed the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Westchester Bank. Prior to joining The Westchester Bank, Mr. Walter served as the CFO of BCB Community Bank and BCB Bancorp, Inc. His financial background has prepared him for the new position, where he will be responsible for the financial management of the bank, cost benefit analysis, forecasting, and the bank’s investment portfolio. He will be based at the banks headquarters in Yonkers, where he will develop and enforce the financial control consistent with the Bank’s accelerated growth.

Greenburgh Community Development and Conservation Commissioner Resigns for Stamford Position

Thomas Madden, Greenburgh’s Commissioner of the Department of Community Development and Conservation for the past six years, has resigned and been named the Economic Development Director for Stamford, CT. According to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Madden was a driving force in developing Greenburgh’s environmental standards. As commissioner, he was responsible for adopting the Green Building code for new site development, coordinating the processing of all development proposals, zoning ordinance amendments, environmental impact and land use reports, as well as serving as an advisor to the Town and Village boards. Madden’s successor has not yet been named, but Feiner has asked the Town Board to consider current Deputy Commissioner, Garret Duquesne, as Acting Commissioner of the Department.

Anthony Justic Named Chairman of the Business Council of Westchester’s Board of Directors

Anthony Justic was unanimously selected to be the next Chairman of The Business Council of Westchester’s Board of Directors. Justic is a partner with Maier, Markey and Justic LLP, a White Plains-based accounting firm where he provides critical operational and financial advice to businesses with revenues of $1 million to $75 million. Since joining the firm nearly two decades ago, Justic has been instrumental in the company’s growth from three employees to 90 employees. He will succeed Stephen J. Jones, managing partner of Jones Morrison LLP, effective January 1, 2015. 

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